Corsica's rugged environment can be wild, and taming the grapes takes hard work and plenty of innovation, patience and a light touch. Muriel sorts rigorously and de-stems to minimize harsh tannins. The wines age for up to 18 months in large, old foudre, allowing the fruit and structure to coalesce without the intrusion of new wood. Like great, old-school Chianti with an undercurrent of Corsican defiance. It’s a classic with an edge, something any lover of wine will appreciate.