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2012 Domaine De Marquiliani RoseSciaccarello from France

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"The Amalric family has farmed Domaine de Marquiliani since the 1950s, nearly twenty years after the two hundred-year-old domaine was destroyed in a fire and abandoned. The Ama...

  • 90 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The Domaine Marquiliani of Anne Amalric (for more on whose unique regimen and terroir, consult my issue 205 report) turned out a 2010 rose (reported on there) that I much admired, but her 2012 Rose de Sciacarellu - while sharing that predecessor's combination of rich flavors with utmost delicacy - is yet more polished and savory, helping me to better understand why this wine seems to have gained almost overnight cult status both on Corsica and in those parts of the U.S. where it has appeared. (And when you confront both the wait-list for Amalric's olive oils and their prices, you’ll recognize that these represent an already well-established cult.) A gorgeous nose of hibiscus and lavender, rose petals and strawberry seems to float not just from the rim of the glass but across the palate as its liquid perfume adds to the caress and refreshment of a salt-tinged cooling melon and strawberry soup. The mouthwatering finish here is replete with nuances and prodigiously persistent. Though I have not yet had a chance to significantly test the potential in bottle of Marquiliani rose, I suspect that the present instance will be best enjoyed through 2013, and that few bottles would survive that long even if you'd make a resolution to save one or two for next year."

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"The Amalric family has farmed Domaine de Marquiliani since the 1950s, nearly twenty years after the two hundred-year-old domaine was destroyed in a fire and abandoned. The Amalrics bought the property and replanted the vineyards. Daniel Amalric earned great recognition for his wines, as he was the first to plant Niellucciu and Syrah on this side of the island. In 1995, he was joined by his daughter, Anne, an agricultural chemist who had returned from mainland France to take her place at the family farm. Initially, Anne put her energy into planting olive and almond trees. Her determination has not been in vain, as Domaine de Marquiliani's olive oil is widely regarded as the best in Corsica. Recently, Anne has turned her focus back to the vineyards, which are well-rested after a long hiatus. She still works side-by-side with her father and is quick to credit him as her guiding light in the vineyards and the cellar. In spite of her modesty, Anne has become a success in her own right. Her wine made an instant impression on Kermit, who raves, 'Drinking her rosé is like drinking a cloud. There’s an absolute weightlessness to it. Nothing is left on the palate but perfume.'" -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 73715
Country France
Region Corsica
Sub-Region Corsica
Ratings

90 - David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Rose
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Sciaccarello
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste strawberry , raspberry , meat , spice box , leather and herbs
Nose strawberry , raspberry , meat , spice box , leather and herbs