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The Society's Corsican Rosé 2019
Rose Wine from France - Provence / Massif / Corsica
The 2019 blend is half niellucciu, which is Corsican for sangiovese. The rest is mostly sciaccarellu (aka mammolo) with a little cinsault, vermentino and grenache. The result is a full-flavoured, summery dry rosé, ideal for matching with all sorts of spring and summer dishes.
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- Rose Wine
- Bone dry
- 12.5% Alcohol
- No oak influence
- Now to 2022
- Cork, diam
Clos Culombu (Etienne Suzzoni)
The Balagne, a fruitful stretch of the north-west coast, known as the Garden of Corsica, is home to one of the island’s oldest, driest and most serious appellations, Vin de Corse-Calvi.
Vines have been grown here since the 13th century, and though current acreage is now less than half of its original 700 hectares, its reputation is high.
Rosé and red wines form the lion’s share of production, with whites accounting for a meagre 12%. Etienne Suzzoni at Clos Culombu, in the communes of Montegrosso and Lumio, is one of the real characters among Corsica's winemakers. Larger than life in every way, he has championed the cause of fine wine from Corsica, where till now so much of the wine has been produced by under-performing co-operatives.
From his 55 hectares he makes fine examples of that Corsican staple, rosé, excellent reds from nielluccio (aka sangiovese in Italy) and sciacarello (a native grape) supported by syrah, grenache and cinsault, and full-flavoured whites from vermentino, which dominates among the island’s white varieties. However, before vermentino came to dominate in Corsica, there were other varieties planted and these are slowly being reintroduced, especially by some of the more forward-thinking growers like Etienne. Anyone for riminese, genovese , brustianu, cordivarta, biancu gentile, or cualtacciu? They all find their way into bottles from this estate with one eye on the traditional and one on the innovative.
2019 vintage reviews
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The Daily Telegraph
Where Umanu[FC38641]is lean and savoury, this dry Corsican rosé has a fuller (slightlygrainy), rounder texture and is more pink in both appearance and flavour. It’slovely, made mostly from...Where Umanu[FC38641]is lean and savoury, this dry Corsican rosé has a fuller (slightlygrainy), rounder texture and is more pink in both appearance and flavour. It’slovely, made mostly from niellucciu (aka sangiovese) with a lot of sciaccarelluand a bit of grenache, vermentino and cinsault. Provence fans will be delightedwith this pair.
… one of myfavourites. Fabulously well-made, dry, crisp, flavoursome, satisfying andrefreshing.