Clos Canarelli Corse Figari Rouge 2011
An ethereal, airy, smoke-filled nose and intense, voluminous black fruit. Possessing focus, purity, and vibrancy, while never being flashy or showy.
80% Niellucciu, 15% Syrah, 5% Sciaccarellu. Clos Canarelli is located near the remote village of Tarabucetta, outside Figari on the southern tip of Corsica. The Corse Figari appellation lies along a plateau just inland from the coast, where grapes have been farmed since the 5th century B.C. Though Figari is regarded as the most-ancient growing region of Corsica, it has still taken pioneers like Yves Canarelli having the courage to rip out entire vineyards of foreign varietals before Corsican wines have finally received the recognition they deserve. As a former student of economics who turned to enology, he strikes a fascinating balance between thoughtful intellectual and ardent traditionalist.