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2017 Corse Figari Rouge

Clos Canarelli

In recent decades, Corsica’s wine scene has experienced a total revolution. In spite of its ancient history of viticulture, the island’s production had long been plagued by an overemphasis on quantity, with the vast majority of the volume represented by bulk wine sent to mainland France for blending. Fortunately, a resurgence in enthusiasm for traditional methods, along with technological advances in winemaking, have allowed for a return to the quality oriented wines that Corsica had been praised for years ago. At the forefront of this upheaval are producers such as Yves Canarelli. Ever since joining the family domaine in 1993, Yves has focused on replanting native varieties and working the vineyards biodynamically to bring out the best of his terroir in the Figari appellation, located on the southern tip of the island. Clos Canarelli’s Corse Figari rouge, composed primarily of Niellucciu filled out by Syrah and Sciaccarellu, has the depth and intensity that you would expect from this wind-swept, sunbaked land, as well as a certain finesse that complements its rugged edge. It represents one of a growing number of captivating wines from this exciting region.

Anthony Lynch

$48.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Niellucciu, 15% Syrah, 5% Sciaccarellu
Appellation: Corse Figari
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Clos Canarelli
Winemaker: Yves Canarelli
Vineyard: 13.25 ha
Soil: Granite
Aging: Fermented and vinified in large foudres for 14 to 18 months
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Corsica

map of Corsica

I first set foot on the island in 1980. I remember looking down from the airplane window seeing alpine forest and lakes and thinking, uh oh, I got on the wrong plane. Then suddenly I was looking down into the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. Corsica is a small, impossibly tall island, the tail of the Alp chain rising out of the blue sea.—Kermit Lynch

Kermit’s first trip to the island proved fruitful, with his discovery of Clos Nicrosi’s Vermentino. More than thirty years later, the love affair with Corsica has only grown as we now import wines from ten domaines that cover the north, south, east, and west of what the French affectionately refer to as l’Île de Beauté.

Corsica is currently experiencing somewhat of a renaissance—interest has never been higher in the wines and much of this is due to growers focusing on indigenous and historical grapes found on the island. Niellucciu, Sciarcarellu, and Vermentinu are widely planted but it is now common to find bottlings of Biancu Gentile and Carcaghjolu Neru as well as blends with native varieties like Rossola Bianca, Minustellu, or Montaneccia.

As Kermit described above, Corsica has a strikingly mountainous landscape. The granite peaks top out above 9,000 feet. The terroir is predominantly granite with the exception of the Patrimonio appellation in the north, which has limestone, clay, and schist soils.The wines, much like their southern French counterparts make for great pairings with the local charcuterie, often made from Nustrale, the native wild boar, as well as Brocciu, the Corsican goats milk cheese that is best served within 48 hours of it being made.

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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!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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