Christopher Ferrandis was born in Marseilles to a family with strong roots in Corsica. After working for several years at Domaine Pibarnon in Bandol, he moved to Corsica, where he worked as a consultant for a cooperative. In 2001, Christopher found a few hectares of old vines in Poggio d’Oletta, the inland mountainous part of the Patrimonio AOC and established Clos Signadore.
Since its inception, the domaine has avoided the use of chemicals in the vineyards. They only use mechanical weeding, and no pesticides or herbicides are sprayed on the soil. The domaine hopes to receive its organic AB certification soon.
The property was planted with a small amount of Vermentino and forty year-old Nielucciu vines, the local red grape of Corsica which is closely related to Sangiovese. The vines are divided among four distinct terroirs, which blend together to make a sum greater than its parts. In addition to the flagship bottling Clos Signadore, the domaine also produces the cuvée A Mandria in Red, White, and Rosé.