October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Anne Amalric of Domaine Marquiliani in Aghione, Corsica, is actually an olive farmer first and foremost! You wouldn’t know it from the fame of her incredible rosé that has taken Corsica and the United States by storm. Anne, however, is just as passionate about her oil, and rightly so. It is all pressed at an ancient mill on her property in the foothills of eastern Corsica. This blended oil is smooth and soft, as the name implies. It works wonders with salads and fish. –Dixon Brooke
The Amalric family has farmed Domaine de Marquiliani since the 1950s. Daniel Amalric earned great recognition for his wines, as he was the first to plant Niellucciu and Syrah on this side of the island. In 1995, he was joined by his daughter, Anne, an agricultural chemist who had returned from mainland France to take her place at the family farm. She works side-by-side with her father and is quick to credit him as her guiding light in the vineyards and the cellar. In spite of her modesty, Anne has become a success in her own right. Her wine made an instant impression on Kermit, who raves, “Drinking her rosé is like drinking a cloud. There’s an absolute weightlessness to it. Nothing is left on the palate but perfume.”
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
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