Clos Fornelli

La Robe d'Ange

2022
Corsica
France
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CLO FOR-nell-lee La Robe DAN-zhe
Varietal
Sciaccarellu
$21
Flavors & Quality
Red Currant Red Currant
Sage Sage
Spice Box Spice Box
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 1 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Light & Bright
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Tasting Notes
A light and bright wine driven by red currant with more subtle notes of dark bramble, sage, floral, and spice notes that linger in the notably complex finish.
COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14%
GRAPE(S)
Sciaccarellu
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Why this wine made the cut…
A crowd-pleasing sensibility, yet layered with complexity.
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sciaccarellu
100%
Country / State
France
Region
Corsica
Producer
Clos Fornelli
Winemaker(s)
Josée Vanucci
Vintage
2022

Clos Fornelli

Corsica, France


The family-run 45-hectare estate of Clos Fornelli sits above the town of Aleria on the eastern edge of Corsica where they grow classic Corscian varietals.  The mission of Clos Fornelli is to produce low-intervention wines with a sense of place.


The eastern side of the island is typically cooler thanks to the mountains rising from the sea, shortening sun exposure, which adds an element of freshness and aromatics to what is generally a warm microclimate. The quality also comes from their approach: only organic farming on vines that average 25 years old, and keeping yields low.

The goal of transparently representing the terroir continues in the winery where they use gravity flow and natural fermentations in concrete and stainless steel tanks with minimal use of oak.  The result is fresh, complex wines with lovely balance.