2015 Domaine Petroni Corse Rosé (Corsica)

SKU #1257785 Wine Spectator

 Stony and brisk, with integrated acidity carrying the white cherry, white peach and bergamot notes. The lovely, unadorned finish leaves a mouthwatering feel.  (6/2016)

K&L Notes

Corsica is one of the great off-the-radar regions for wine production. The vineyards for Petroni date back to 1885 and are surrounded by the Corsican mountains to the west and the Mediterranean to the east. The winery is now in the hands of brothers Jacques and Francois Ramazotti. Like most classic rosés of this region, it is a blend of 50% Niellucciu, 35% Sciaccarellu, and 15% Grenache. How to describe Corsican rose? It is one of the finest of its kind with notes of nectarine, peach blossom, and white flowers. It is succulent with wonderful acidity and an oily mouthfeel. (Keith Mabry, K&L French Regional Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/17/2016 | Send Email
Straight out of Corsica, this unique rosé is made from mainly indigenous varietals brought to us for an incredible price due to our DI relationship. This rosé personifies elegance. Aromas of rose petal, nectarine and cobblestone like minerality, lead to a rich palate of stone fruits, beautiful white cherry and white flowers. This elegant, mineral-driven rosé will be the hit of the summer in your house, coming in at under $15 a bottle.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/20/2016 | Send Email
I probably should not be writing this wine up before I buy my own case... This was my favorite wine from our recent staff tasting, and I liked it better than a lot of the "important" fifty dollar reds that we tried. I will be smashing these all summer--as long as I get down there in time to buy my box! The Petroni Rosé has a subtle strawberry fruit nose, and more than a little white pepper complexity. It is generous in the mouth, but finishes with great dry snap. It is the whole package, and at a great price!

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/16/2016 | Send Email
Bar none my favorite value rosé of the season, this little gem has flavors of Seascape strawberries, white cherries and tangerine. It is succulent, stony and has brilliant balancing acidity. You would need to spend twice as much to match this quality.

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