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2018 Corse Calvi Rosé “E Prove”

Domaine Maestracci

Out of Corsica’s rugged terroir, vigneronne Camille-Anaïs crafts a stunning native rosé...

My favorite grape in Corsica is without a shadow of a doubt the great Sciaccarellu. It’s great to me, in any event, yet a far cry from classic criteria of a great grape. It’s got low alcohol, low color, low tannin, high flavor, and it’s a true native. Its name is a Corsican reference to its crispness and acidity.
          My dream is to someday own a parcel of it in Corsica and just make aromatic, light reds and rosés for throwing back year-round. Perhaps someday… Today though, Camille-Anaïs of Domaine Maestracci is livin’ the dream — she’s got a 50 year-old parcel of Sciaccarellu, co-planted with equal parts Niellucciu (which gives it some guts), all set aside just for this rosé. A perfect mix of fennel, strawberry, and some Corsican sun.

Chris Santini

Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Niellucciu, 40% Sciaccarellu, 10% Syrah
Appellation: Calvi
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine Maestracci
Winemaker: Camille-Anaïs Raoust
Vineyard: 50 years, 4 ha
Soil: Clay, Sand, on Granite
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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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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