Ever tried Corsican wine? I actually hadn’t until last week. Corsica, an island off of Southeastern France, is one of the most exciting wine regions in France right now. The wines are some of France’s best kept secrets and include unique varietals and expressive palates. Last week, I had the chance to try a bottle of Domaine Maestracci 2011 Rouge Corse Calvi. Incredibly interesting for a wine at an everyday price and well worth drinking!
A blend of Niellucciu, Grenache, Sciaccarellu, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Carignan, this wine opens up with rich aromas of herbs and flowers with hints of berries. The palate is savory with tastes of licorice, sage, bright cranberry, and black pepper. If you want to try something a little off the beaten path as far as wine goes, this bottle is for you! ($15, 12.5% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – A-
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with grilled duck, pizza topped with sardines and peppers, or charcuterie.