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L.N. Mattei was founded by a merchant named Louis-Napoléon Mattei in 1872. He named his aperitif wines after his native Cap Corse, a peninsula of Corsica that juts northward into the Mediterranean. He discovered the beneficial properties of cinchona tree bark during a voyage to the Caribbean and brought it home to blend with local wine, adding spices and Citron as well. The company is still family owned and operated today, staying true to his original recipes and traditions. This delicious wine has a base of Corsica’s most famous grapes: vermintinu and muscat petit grains, lending terrific mineralogy and floral tones to accompany the spice and depth of the quinine. It is fantastic on ice with tonic or soda, and even more so with a pour of gin or agave spirit. The Cap Corse Mattei is the oldest and best-known aperitif of Corsica.