We are taking a tour of the wines of Corsica with our knowledgeable host Bonnie at the helm and Jim in the kitchen! Although it is a territory of France, Corsican winemaking traditions and grape varietals are mainly of Italian origin. Join us to taste and see the marriage of these two histories with world class wine and great company.
We will begin this offering around 6pm, our regular menu and tasting options will remain available.
Update: Here are the tasting notes from last week, if you missed out give us a call or an email and we can hold some aside or send some your way!
Canarelli Figari Rose $42 bttl: signature Corsican native variety 50% Sciaccarellu, 30% Niellucciu (aka Sangiovese), 20% Grenache from the appellation of Figari at the very windy southern tip of Corsica. Organic and biodynamically tended vines planted in granite yield a serious, elegant, floral and mineral rich rose.
Abbatucci Rouge Frais Imperial $30 bttl: 100% Sciaccarellu from granitic soils in the central western capital of Ajaccio. This "fresh red", simply made with short maceration and ageing in concrete and stainless, is bright and juicy and filled with the aromas of wild Corsican herbs.
Giacometti Patrimonio Cru des Agriates $21 bttl: 97% Niellucciu (Sangiovese), 3% Grenache from the wild and isolated Agriate desert on the northern tip of the island. The local hot dry "Libecciu" wind, old vines, and heavy clay granite soils make farming on this estate a labor of love but produce a truly delicious, generous, and approachable Patrimonio wine.
Canarelli Red $54 bttl: 80% Niellucciu, 15% Syrah, 5% Sciaccarellu- returning to Figari in the south, Canarelli's classic Figari rouge is aged 14-18 months in large foudres and bottled unfiltered. Rich and complex yet always elegant, it is dark fruited, smoky, spicy and expresses the soul of Corsican terroir.