Vin de Corse Sartène Rouge: Domaine Saparale 2019
A lovely briary red wine from Corsica blended from 80% Sciacarello and 20% Nielluccio - just the thing to accompany grilled red meat or a ripened Brocciu cheese.
Philippe's Vins de Corse Sartène show Corsican wines in a very pure light. The red has aromas of tapenade and wild berries and a wealth of briary hedgerow fruit flavours over a structure of fine tannins.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Nielluccio, Sciacarello|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Olives, Pasta|
|Cellarage||Best within 2 to 5 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||The wine is vinified in stainless steel and undergoes an 8-10 month elevage in large oak barrels.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
Situated near Sartène on the south west of Corsica, Domaine Saparale has been in the Farinelli family for generations and is now proudly run by Philippe Farinelli. Domaine Saparale covers 100 acres given over entirely to classic Corsican grapes - Nielluccio, Vermentino and Sciacarello. Philippe studied in Montpellier where he gained a Master's degree in oenology and now produces strong, distinctive wines, with real local character.
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