Clos Canarelli, Corse Figari Rouge, France 2020
Located near the remote village of Tarabucetta, outside of Figari on the southern tip of Corsica, Yves Canarelli has made quite an impact not only in Corsica. The appellation Corse Figari lies along a plateau just inland from the coast, where grapes have been farmed since the 5th century B.C. Figari is regarded as the most ancient growing region of Corsica. This wine is dark fruited with notes of baking spice, black pepper and cassis. The black pepper delivered by the 15% addition of Syrah is welcome. The tannins are coarse, but mellow with some air. A great wine for the cellar.
Grapes: 80% Niellucciu, 15% Syrah, 5% Sciaccarellu
Pairing: Flank steak or roast duck fillet