Clos Canarelli Corse Figari Rouge Amphora 2013
Canarelli’s new amphora-fermented collection includes this striking red, a blend of 80% Niellucciu with some Sciaccarellu and a handful of Corsican heirloom varieties. The long-lost technique of vinification in amphorae contributes to an expansive, mouth-filling palate, where copious, vivid fruit is delivered ever so smoothly.
80% Nielluccio, 10% Sciaccarellu, 10% Native Varietals. 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.