Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 30, 2015

2014MarquilianiRose2014 Domaine de Marquiliani-Anne Amalric, Rosé Gris de Marquiliani, Vin de Corse, France.
The new Marquiliani Rosé is delicately pale with just the faintest of orange/pink tints, but is vibrant and flavorful and is one of the top Rosé wines of the season, sadly very little is going to be available, as Kermit Lynch, the importer has had such high demand it is virtually an instant sell out, so race to your local and get some! The 2014 Rosé Gris de Marquiliani is made from 90% Sciaccarellu and 10% Syrah showing succulent tart cherry, wild strawberry, mixed citrus and watermelon along with a hint of flint, pepper and steely mineral tones. There is a vivid core of grapefruit and peach pit that adds to the mouth watering nature with a splash of rose water and light lavender in the back ground in this fabulous summer pink wine from Anne Amalric of Domaine de Marquiliani, this is brilliant stuff, everything is subtle, dreaming and full of vitality, this will engage your senses and leave a huge refreshing smile smile on your face. If there was a thing like a cult Rosé, this would be a contender and it is remarkable how beautiful and detailed this wine always seems to be, very impressive and delightful every vintage, but especially so this year, Corsica is on a roll, all of the 2014’s from the island are worthy, in particular this Marquiliani of course, but also look for the Yves Leccia and Clos Canarelli, both of which are sublime as well. Drink the sexy Rosé Gris de Marquiliani over the next year, though I’ll be it quick run thing, it is so tasty, you’ll be hard pressed to wait.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive