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Staff Pick

Île de la Beauté Rosé, Dom. Fazi - 2018

Item # 26385 750mL
$9.96/ Single Bottle
$119.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Not often do you find rosé from Corsica on this side of the Atlantic. A lusciously ripe wine made from of Sciaccarellu, an indigenous grape of Corsica, and Grenache grown in the regions steep, rugged vineyards. A savory note of mixed olives comes across the palate, but only defines the sapid floral and berry profile.


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Staff Pick Notes

Corsica is a rugged island off the coast of France, dotted with limestone cliffs and scrubby vegetation. How can a place that sounds so austere produce a gentle rosé with such delicate flavors & minerality? The wine is made from a varietal native to Corsica called Sciaccarellu that typically exudes a highly perfumed nose. It is blended with a touch of Grenache, a classic grape used in rosé production. This is a lovely, refreshing quaff that will pair with any manner of lighter seasonal dishes. I think it works quite amicably with summer salads, seafood, and sunset watching.

- BLR

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Grenache

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