Musée Eugène Boudin

Musée Eugène Boudin
On February 12, 2020

As part of the fourth edition of the Normandie Impressionniste festival, the Eugène Boudin museum will devote its temporary exhibition to Charles-François (1817-1878) and Karl (1846-4886) Daubigny, a new exhibition, as much by the theme - their activity on the Norman territory - as by the crossed glance which it will propose on their respective works.


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Admired by Van Gogh as a great colourist, Charles-François Daubigny visited the Normandy coast for the first time around 1840 and discovered Villerville in 1854, where he became enthusiastic about the richness of the coastal motifs. The contact with the sea inspired him a new pictorial typology: the expanse of the ocean and the sunsets, the black rocks at low tide, the beach and its cliffs with the village overhanging... He soon stays in Honfleur, where he develops artistic and friendly links with Eugène Boudin. In Trouville, he painted alongside Courbet and Monet.


Domaine de la Murta

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Admirably exposed on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Figari, Domaine de la Murta is located in the Figari Appellation area, a vineyard already praised by Cato the Elder.


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Created in 1965, the Domaine is run by Jean-Paul Cantara, a fervent defender of the region's ampelographic tradition. Heir to a knowledge passed down from father to son since 1885, he has been cultivating vines organically since 2002 and has the AB label certified by ECOCERT. Situated on a very old and particularly dry plateau, half alluvial, half granitic, the vineyard benefits from the beneficial effects of the wind which, by often rushing at nearly 150 km/h through the Gulf of Figari, contributes to the purification of the vines. Occupying a surface area of 8 hectares, the vineyard shelters the traditional grape varieties of the Corsican-Figari Wine Appellation but also the vines of Carcajolu Neru, a grape variety which adds a touch of complexity and finesse to the red wine produced at the Domaine. The estate has added the Cardo range to its range.


Domaine Pieretti

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The Pieretti Estate stretches out on hillsides around the village of Santa Severa, located on the eastern coast of the Cap Corse, 30 km north of Bastia. The vines, set on the seaside and in the middle of the Corsican maquis on a clayey-schist soil, in a very windy region, undergo the marine influence, which gives the wine a lot of finesse and minerality.


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 The Pieretti Estate stretches out on hillsides around the village of Santa Severa, located on the eastern coast of the Cap Corse, 30 km north of Bastia. The vines, set on the seaside and in the middle of the Corsican maquis on a clayey-schist soil, in a very windy region, undergo the marine influence, which gives the wine a lot of finesse and minerality.
The Pieretti Winery, built in 1994, is located on the seaside, at the exit of the Village of Santa Severa. Open to the public from April to October or by appointment, you can taste and buy the different vintages produced by the estate.
The Pieretti Estate produces a small quantity of wine, 45,000 bottles a year. Pieretti wines, red, white, rosé and muscat are now recognized on the island but also on the mainland. In particular thanks to the Alicante grape variety, the signature of all the wines, which makes their originality.


Clos Dominici

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Domaine created in 1900 by his great-grandfather, the vines of Clos Dominici extend over 8 hectares.
The vineyard is cultivated only with local varieties Niellucciu (for red and rosé wines), Vermentinu (for white wines) and Muscat Petit Grain.


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Serges Dominici works the vineyard with passion. He cultivates, ploughs, plows, prunes his estate as his ancestors did.
Each bunch is picked by hand.
This passion, which comes from his father and his grandfather, Serge Dominici controls his vinification very closely, which has earned him the organic farming label.
His production is about 20,000 bottles per year.
In their cellar in Patrimonio, accompanied by Mrs Dominici's zucchini fritters, tastings of the treasures of this estate combine richness and generosity.


Écausseville

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Écausseville is a French commune, located in the department of Manche in the Normandy region, populated by 102 inhabitants, the Écaussevillais.


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Écausseville is a French commune, located in the department of Manche and the Lower Normandy region. Écausseville has a population of about 100 inhabitants, with a density of 16 inhabitants/km² and an area of 527 ha.
The inhabitants of Écausseville are the Ecaussevillais and the Ecaussevillaises.

 


Domaine San Quilico

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Nestling in the heart of the limestone cirque of Patrimonio, at the foot of the mountain range that extends the Cap Corse, the vines draw deeply from the schist veined hillsides and benefit from a microclimate due to the marine influence of the Gulf of St Florent, which is very conducive to good ripening and to keeping diseases at bay, and to the air coming from the summits which offers this freshness.


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The Clos San Quilico extends its 35 hectares of slopes between sea and mountain. It forms a homogeneous whole in a single block in the Patrimonio appellation area, the oldest and most recognised in Corsica.
Vines have been cultivated here since the 18th century, when the winery was built, and its terroir and climate were already renowned.
Restructured in 1989 by the Orenga de Gaffory and Piazza-Alessandrini families, it is today engaged in a winemaking process which aims to produce expressive and lively wines.

Terroir, identity and tradition

The vines grow on the slopes of the mountain range that extends the Cap Corse. Its roots plunge deep into the limestone soil, typical of Patrimonio, which is here veined with schist for an even greater minerality of the wines.


Domaine de Gioielli

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Facing south and exposed to the purifying sea breezes, the vine is planted with Corsican grape varieties (Muscat, Vermentinu, Niellucciu, Codiverta) and Aleatico (a grape variety from the island of Elba). Of the 15 hectares of the property, 10 are devoted to vines.


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Facing south and exposed to the purifying sea breezes, the vine is planted with Corsican grape varieties (Muscat, Vermentinu, Niellucciu, Codiverta) and Aleatico (a grape variety from the island of Elba). Of the 15 hectares of the property, 10 are devoted to vines. The wines produced at the estate stand out for their quality and regularity, essential criteria that have given them a reputation that, in recent years, has far surpassed the shores of our island. In addition to the excellent Muscat, praised several times in the Corsican Wine Guide, Michel Angeli and his daughter produce a 7 year old rappu, vinified like the Muscat but with Grenache, Aleatico and some stalks. This exceptional product, which does not benefit from the AOC, has been awarded four stars by the tasting committee of the Corsican Wine Guide.


Domaine Renucci

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It was in 1850 that the Renucci family began to work the vines and thus began the history of Domaine Renucci.


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It was in 1850 that the Renucci family began to work the vines and thus began the history of Domaine Renucci.
At that time, the vineyard only had two hectares planted with sciacarellu, niellucciu and vermentinu. In 1855, the prelate of the family Monsignor Renucci Ange-François, then owner of part of the vineyard, offered the rosé to the convents and churches of the region to celebrate mass. It is from this moment that the rosé and white wines made the Balagne famous. This tradition lasted until 1960. Mr Renucci Joseph inherited the estate in 1952 until 1991 when his son Renucci Bernard, the current winemaker, took over the business.


Guernesey Island

Guernesey Island
On February 3, 2020

The Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, is the largest island in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a dependency of the British Crown which also includes Sark and Alderney. Its capital, St. Pierre-Port, is located on the east coast of the island.


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The Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, is the largest island in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a dependency of the British Crown which also includes Sark and Alderney. Its capital, St. Pierre-Port, is located on the east coast of the island.

It is known for its seaside resorts such as Cobo Bay and for the landscape offered by its coastal cliffs. Château Cornet, a 13th-century port fortification located in the capital of Saint-Pierre-Port, now houses military and history museums. The sumptuous Hauteville House is the former residence of the French writer Victor Hugo.


Domaine Orsini

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The reputation of Domaine Orsini is above all built on the richness of its wines.


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The reputation of Domaine Orsini is above all built on the richness of its wines. This richness is due to the combination of several factors:
The location of the Domaine, halfway up the ideally sunny slopes of Calenzana, overlooking the incomparable bay of Calvi.
The quality of its land, which seems to have been specially created for the cultivation of vines and whose stony soils are so good at restoring,
at night, the sun's warmth stored up during the day.
Finally, a subtle blend of traditions combining new, ultra-modern winemaking methods
and a permanent and constant follow-up by our oenologist.


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