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How Good is Alzipratu Pumonte Corsica Pink Wine?


Wine Assessment of 2016 Domaine d’Alzipratu Cuvée ‘Pumonte’ Calvi Rouge, Corsica, France

Rating: 90+/100 factors

Domaine Alzipratu is a vineyard situated about eight kilometers (5 miles) from the city of Calvi within the north-west of the French Corsica island within the Mediterranean Sea.

The property was based within the 1960’s by Baron Henry Louis de La Grange, the then proprietor of the Convent of Alzipratu. The domaine was at the moment run by Maurice Acquaviva earlier than it was taken over by his son Pierre and his spouse Cécilia.

The vineyards cowl 40 hectares (100 acres) break up in 2 totally different components. The primary winery space is situated north of the convent, close to Zilia, and the 2nd 10 km west of the village of Calenzana, within the higher Figarella valley.

Vineyards are planted primarily with the standard Corsican and Southern France grape varieties: Niellucciu, Sciacarellu, Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentinu.

Alzipratu’s Pumonte vary (a crimson and a white wine, see the crimson wine evaluate additional down under) is comprised of vineyards within the locality Pumonte, a hill uncovered to the west on the foot of the circus of Bonifatu.

This location is the supply of a specific soil composition, made up of primarily of eroded granite.

The altitude right here helps tempering the excesses of the summer time temperatures and preserving the freshness of the flavors.

The Pumonte Pink is comprised of a number of parcels masking four hectares of Sciacarellu and Niellucciu outdated vines.

So, how Good is Alzipratu Pumonte Pink Wine?

Let’s dig into it under…

General Assessment Notes & Tasting Impressions

Alzipratu Pumonte crimson is available in a tamed crimson shade of medium depth, crammed with oranges hues, and surprisingly, a bit pale for a wine from sunny Corsica. You anticipate from a Mediterranean wine to be massive and concentrated in its look.

However that’s if you happen to don’t know concerning the native Sciaccarellu and Niellucciu Corsican grape varieties which have extra of a spicy Pinot Noir expression relatively than your ordinary Syrah or Grenache grapes extra generally discovered on such sunny latitudes.

The fragrant profile nevertheless, just isn’t shy of being expressive. It’s pungently spicy, boasting intense notes of black, inexperienced and white pepper. Sure, all of them pepper colours! It’s so powerfully spicy, with a chili-like really feel to the odor.

Thyme and rosemary, with hints of vegetal natural scents of boxwood full the image of a hearty and alluring nostril. But, it’s all coated in bitter cherry jam aromas, beneficiant orange peel for an total very balanced and pleasing, charming spicy and fruity smelling sensation.

The palate shines with a vibrant acidity, a gentle and relatively lose physique texture, crammed with velvety and textural, barely edgy tannins. The mid-body wine charms with its beneficiant character, as per the nostril, mixing and mixing subtly massive bursts of natural spices with delicate but comforting ripe crimson berry fruits.

Hints of discrete and really well-integrated oak, completely respecting the fruit expression (from what seems for use barrel, in all probability) add layers of candy vanilla and caramel, softening and sweetening the steadiness.

A giant-hearted natural and spicy crimson, boasting a uncommon focus of peppery spices scents of garrigue and cherry liqueur notes, mixed into such a characterful wine with its personal pleasing and distinctive expression.

A crimson wine to expertise if you happen to’re seeking new frontiers and new discoveries. An enchanting expression of Corsica’s Sciaccarellu and Niellucciu mix, a deeply profitable one at that!

Take pleasure in… 🙂

Julien Miquel

Study extra concerning the producing vineyard on domaine-alzipratu.com or click on on the picture under.

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