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Clos Culombu

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Clos Culombu

At Clos Colombu Defranceschi-SACMI tried to express all the charm of the Suzzoni family’s wines. Moreoever, the Italian company succeeded in bringing out their wines’ area of origin thanks to the design of the winery. It is a simple winery which is interested by colours and light changes.


The passion for viticulture was born very early for Paolo, the eldest son of the Suzzoni family, who then decided to take a course at the agricultural school of Borgo.
Supported by his father, Antoine bought some fields where he started to plant vines
The dream has just started Even if, it all started in an amateur period for the viticulture of the island, Paul and his father planted their first vines of Niellucciu in 1973 in the Lumiu and Montegrosso and vinified their first cuvée three years later.

Then in 1986 his son Etienne, fond of his land and aware of the potential of Calvi’s wines, invested in some lands here in order to expand the area of the vineyard.
Today the estate is characterised by 64 hectares of vineyards, 12 hectares of olive groves and it has a livestock of 40 heads grazing on over 30 hectares of meadows and oaks.

The land

Clos Culombu vineyard covers a strategic position between sea and mountains. Suzzoni family’s terroir is characterized by a mono granitic soil made of metamorphic crystalline rock with a high content of silica and rich in potassium, magnesium and manganese that favor the production of AOC Corse-Calvi Over the millennia, a gradual rock crumbling has make sandy soils grow in terms of percentage with respect to the other types of soils, creating a contrast between them and the others. At the foot of the mountains it is therefore possible to find extremely sandy soils, while towards the plain there are more and more clay soils.


Since the beginning, the Domaine has always tried to manage its terroir in an eco-sustainable way, it has to say without the use of herbicides, pesticides and other fertilizers of chemical or synthetic origin. The firm conviction that this way of producing wine leads to good results made Clos Colombu start in 2010 the conversion to the organic cultivation. Three years later the entire vineyard had been certified by ECOCERT.


Progetto sviluppato da Defranceschi e dal suo dipartimento interno di designer italiani.


Corsica, France

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