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2013 CLOS ALIVU NIELLUCCIU (SANGIOVESE)

2013 CLOS ALIVU NIELLUCCIU (SANGIOVESE)

Our wine team has been really excited about Corsican wine recently. The beauties coming out of this region are ripe and rich with a phenomenal backbone of acidity. Some of them can be a little spendy but we searched high and low to find a pick that over delivers for the price. We had to taste over 20 Corsican wines…I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. If you haven’t tried wines from this tiny growing region, they are definitely worth a shot!

A delicious full-flavored spicy red from Corsica. Clos Alivu is in the northwestern Corsican area of Patrimonio. The Petra Bianca soils, a unique mix of calcareous limestone, clay and schist, and terraced hillside vineyards make this is one of the finest areas for wine in Corsica. 100% Niellucio, a relative of Sangiovese, from 50+-year-old vines. Black cherry and berry, spice, wild lavender, earth, ripe tannin and a pleasant lift.”

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