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Clos Fornelli, ‘Le Robe d’Ange’ Rosé 2020
France / Rosé

Clos Fornelli, ‘Le Robe d’Ange’ Rosé 2020

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Winemaker Josée Vanucci and her husband run this estate that works exclusively with native Corsican varietals. Clos Fornelli used to sell off their organically farmed grapes to a local co-op until they began making their own wines in 2005. Vines are located on Corsica's eastern coast below the Castagniccia mountains and not far from the Tyrrhenian Sea. This area sees much cooler nights and less sunshine than the rest of the island, which result in wines with a marked freshness and lifted aromatic profile. Such is the character profile of their latest ‘Le Robe d’Ange’ rosé. Pristine aromas of fresh strawberries, watermelon skin, rhubarb and rose water are intoxicating. A fresh, mouthwatering acidity persists through a feather-like mineral core that roundly descends on a clean, crisp, and salty finish with departing fruity and floral notes. Displays great textural tension and was akin to rosé Champagne, minus the bubbles. A vastly underrated region that merits a deeper exploration.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Vin de Corse
Region
Corsica
Varieties
Sciaccarellu
Farming
Organic
Soil
Deep clay soils with pebbles
Winemaking
Fermented and aged on the lees in either concrete or stainless steel tanks.