2014 Terra Santa Ile de Beaute Rosé (Corsica)

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The Union de Vingerons de l'Ile de Beaute (UVIB) is an association of growers on the island of Corsica based near the town of Aléria. Their wine the Terra Santa Rosé is 100% Sciaccarellu, a grape native to the island. It is a pale pink with crisp berry fruit notes of white raspberry and strawberry. The beauty of Corsican rosés is the intensity and texture of the wines. Discover the region with this terrific value.


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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2015 | Send Email
Geek note: ’Sciaccarellu’ is an obscure, rather vigorous red grape variety long-cultivated on Corsica that translates as ‘the grape that bursts under the teeth’, notable for its juiciness, thick skins and fairly low tannins. It actually originated in central Italy where it is today almost extinct and known as Mammolo, or ‘shrinking violet’, the bashful one, perhaps because the lush grapes try to hide furtively beneath a canopy of vines. For being such a delicately-tinted wine (conjuring a school of pink pearl erasers swimming by), this vibrant, textural rosé embodied an amazing range of palate-enlivening flavors, from fresh strawberries to bright raspberries to morello cherries, with added spice, saline mineral hints and cleansing acidity on the thirst-quenching finish. An absolute charmer, and a super buy!
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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2015 | Send Email
The wines of Corsica are usually quite delicious but often very expensive. Hard to find your way to the region on a budget. We were fortunate to find this little gem of a rosé from a local growers association on the island and for an incredibly low price! It is bright with strawberry and raspberry notes. Plenty of acidity and notes of fresh green melon and minerals. A hint of sea breeze in the finish and it's like you're touring the island. Don't miss it!

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