Domaine de Tanella - Clos Marc Aurèle 2016 - Red
Clos Marc-Aurèle was named after the son of the family, Marc-Aurèle. The wine is made from 50% Sciaccarellu-, 40% Niellucciu- and 10% Syrah grapes. The grapes are separated from the bunches immediately after harvest and may then be coolmacererated to preserve the natural flavors. After the fermentation, the wine is stored in glass-covered concrete tank which gives a fruity and mellow to the wine.
- Country : France
- Region : Corsica
- Grape variety : 50% Sciaccarellu, 40% Niellucciu, 10% Syrah
- Classification : AOP Corse Figari
- Awards : Guide Hachette
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : 4-8 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine de Tanella from southern Corsica was founded in 1855 and the winery has always been preserved within the family, Peretti Della Rocca. The vineyard belongs to the microappellation Figari, which is probably the area where they began producing wine in Corsica already back in 500 BC. Viticulture here is very difficult since the winds between Sardinia and Corsica often blow hard. The soil is poor with a composition of clay, granite and limestone and primarily local and well-adapted grape varieties are cultivated here. Domaine de Tanella is wonderfully located only 3 km from the sea, not far from the town of Porto-Vecchio. The cultivated grape varieties are the typically Corsican Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu and Vermentinu. Syrah is also cultivated to a certain extent. The wines from Tanella are subtle with great finesse!
A dark red color with brown tints. Powerful aromas of cherry, black currant and figs with hints of local spices and some undervegetation. A powerful, yet balanced and smooth flavor, with hints of coffee and licorice - good tannins. To drink with various dishes from the Mediterranean region, preferably a refined pasta dish.