Dry Rosé from Corsica

The Corsican rosé wines are the newest trend on the red hot US market for dry rosé.

They are stylistically very similar to those from Provence, pale in color, dry and fruity, but with their specific minerality.

Corsica

Corsica

From the beautiful island of Corsica, Domaine Vetriccie, IGP Ile de Beauté, dry rosé is the latest addition to ABC’s already extensive portfolio of dry rosés from Southern France. This high quality domain wine is offered at an incredible low price of $8.99 (average on Wine Searcher for IGP Vetriccie is $15).

Corsica

Corsica

Domaine Vetriccie is nestled between the sea and mountains along the Corsican coast, near the town of Aghione, on the Costa Serena plateau. The domain, 120 hectares in the heart of the appellation Vin de Corse, was purchased by the Barcelo family in 1966. Daniel Barcelo, the current owner, with his past wine experience in the new world, is firmly committed to a viticulture in harmony with the local terroir.

Atanas and Daniel Barcelo at VinExpo 2015

Atanas and Daniel Barcelo at VinExpo 2015

Domaine Vetriccie, IGP Ile de Beauté, 2014 dry rosé, a blend of the local grapes Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu with Grenache and Merlot, exhibits a pale, salmon-pink color and aromas and flavors of strawberries, red currant and white peaches with a touch of orange peel. This well-balanced and refreshing rosé will be prefect served as aperitif, with light appetizers, mixed salads, grilled fish and fresh seafood, cold cuts and your favorite Mediterranean dishes.

Atanas Nechkov, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits wine and spirits supervisor

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