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2021 Vin de Corse “Le Rosé de Pauline”

Domaine de Marquiliani
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Until we started importing Anne Amalric’s rosés I had never seen a wine so pale, not even a blanc. A bottle of “Pauline,” sheer as it may be, is deceptively bold on the palate. I recommended that a friend pick up a bottle from our shop in Berkeley, and shortly afterwards she messaged me, “This is the best rosé I’ve ever had.”


Technical Information
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Sciaccarellu, 40% Syrah, 10% Vermentinu
Appellation: Vin de Corse
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine de Marquiliani
Winemaker: Anne Amalric
Vineyard: 20 years average
Soil: Schist and granite gravel with silt
Aging: Fermented in stainless steel
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About The Region

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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Inspiring Thirst

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