Corsica is a beautiful puzzle. It’s a French Territory and the birthplace of Napolean. It’s also an island off the Italian coast with a millennia-long cultural relationship with the Italian mainland. Want to know what the fusion of French and Italian culture tastes like? Try a Corsican wine.
Union de Vignerons de l’Île de Beauté
This bottle is a great introduction. It’s produced by Union de Vignerons de l’Île de Beauté, the main wine cooperative on the island. The wine is primarily Nielluccio, which is a classic Corsican grape with strong genetic links to Sangiovese.
Fresh and vibrant, this rose offers up scents of blood orange and basil. Melon and black pepper are delightful flavors that fade into fresh cherry and river rocks.