Pierre & Marie-Louise Richarme


Domaine Pero Longo, Corsica

The Domaine Pero-Longo is located in the valley of Ortolo, near Bonifaccio in Corsica. It has completely adapted biodynamic principles since 2000, and mainly grows Corsican-born grape varieties. The Domaine produces renowned reds, whites and rosés under the AOC Sartène without the addition of sulfur, yeasts or chemicals. It is organic-certified and owns the Demeter certification, which imposes even more restrictions on the wine-growing process. The yields are very low but this is not of great importance to these nature-enthusiasts, who are after quality rather than quantity.

"You need to know how to listen to and observe nature. My wife Marie-Louise and I wanted to go further by converting into biodynamic domaine. This implies certain constraints, but in the long-term we have found our footing." - Pierre Richarme  

Location

Corsica

Appellation

AOC Corse Sartène

Size

24 hectares

Soil

Granitic arenas

Varieties cultivated

Vermentino, Sciaccarelo, Nielluccio, Grenache

Farming/Winemaking

Organic and biodynamic certified, natural process, no additives during vinification

Certification

Demeter (2016)

 

Credit picture: Terra Inn