2019 Domaine Marquiliani ‘Vin de Corse’ Rosé

from Corsica, France

$35

An exotic blend of Syrah and Sciaccarellu with a perfumed splash of Vermentinu. Feather-light on the palate with delicate aromatics. It is ethereal and salty, a mouthwatering, Corsican pleasure. 

Incredibly good with a bowl of Gazpacho on a hot day. 

 

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The domaine and vineyards of Marquiliani are located in the village of Aghione, close to the old Roman capital of Corsica on the eastern coast of the island, poetically known as the Costa Serena. The town is flanked against the Corsican Mountains where the flats begin to rise into the hills, causing a dramatically beautiful landscape. The estate’s sustainably farmed vineyards are grown on Schist and Granite gravel with silt soils. The grapes are hand-harvested and collected into small baskets which are then placed in a refrigerator for several hours to keep their freshness. 

This incredibly light colored rosé obtains its color by direct press. The pressed juice is then decanted and undergoes a 72 hour cold-soak to remove any tartrate crystals. The clear juice is then pulled from the cuve and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine does go through partial malolactic fermentation which adds body and structure to the palate.

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