Whenever we go on a tour, I bring a special case designed to transport wines- empty. As we visit different wineries, I select 12 wines to bring back and share with 12 wine lovers.
Last week our tasting featured wines from Corsica- with a couple from Provence, which we brought back from our October 2016 tours.

Sebastian Poly

As I put the tasting sheet together, it dawned on me that there wasn’t a single white in the lineup. You would think the cuisine on an island would be predominantly fish but Corsicans lived inland, on the hills, out of harm’s way of pirates. So the focus is on meat- and red wines to accompany meat.
Conclusion: Corsica is a red wine lovers paradise. Even the two rosés we tasted were delicious.

12 lucky wine lovers


Here is the lineup and although the chances of finding any of these wines is remote, you can expect to find more Corsican wines exported in the future.
Unu Domaine de Vaccelli Rosé 2012 Ajaccio
Abbaye de Lérins St. Eucher Pinot Noir Rosé 2011
Domaine Comte Peraldi Cuvée Cardinal 2013 Ajaccio
Domaine U Stiliccionnu Antica Sebastien Poly
Clos d’Alzeto 2012 Ajaccio
Chateau de Crémat Bellet 2011

With Dinner

Domaine d’Alzipratu Alticellu 2014 Calvi
Clos Ornasca Stella 2012
Villa Maestracci 2011
Clos Culombu Ribbe Rosse 2014 Calvi
Domaine Tempier La Tourtine 2013 Bandol
Clos Culombu Dolce Biancu 2011

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