Cuvée Albaria

AOP - Red

This cuvée has been patiently aged in barrels of 228L for 18 months then allowed to rest for a year in the bottle. This one year resting period is essential to produce this great Corsican red wine. So the native varietal Niellucciu is able to reveal its aromatic complexity and elegant structure.

Colour/Nose: A lovely basket of fresh fruit and flowers enhanced by a slightly smoky hint. We are transported into a field of wild blackberries in the middle of the garrigue with floral notes of violet or rose. Niellucciu unveils its indulgence and intensity

Palate: We bite into plump juicy black fruit with gusto, the wine is both powerful and crisp. Jammy notes of blackberry and strawberry combine with a bouquet of spices. The tannins are present but already blended in the wine. The finish has a roasted delicate flavour with a hint of chocolate. An exceptional vintage due to its balance and expression.

Serving temperature: 16°C

This great Corsican red wine is superb with game such as quail. It would go well in general with meat dishes. Try it with rack of lamb.

Domaine Terra Vecchia / Clos Poggiale