2018 AOC Corse Sartene, Le Lion de Rocapina

In Domaine Pero Longo the priority is for Corsican grape varieties and the Nielluccio is king there.The Lion de Rocapina is named after a rock formation at the extreme south of Corsica. This wine has a shiny dark cherry colour et very complex nose of black fruit like blackberry and blackcurrant, some balsamique, thym and myrthe. It’s palate is ample with a nice tannique concentration and lots of dark and ripe fruits, a very long finish with some wooden and spicy flavors.

Price
£17.90 per bottle
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Grape
Nielluccio
Country
France
Appellation
Aoc Corse Sartene
Product code
LIONRGE

Food pairing

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric
The producer

Domaine Pero Longo

Domaine Pero Longo has been bio-dynamique since 2000 and grows only corsican grape varieties. The entire estate works with low yields en takes the grapes to perfect maturity, here you don't haste nature you respect nature and wait for it. Quantity is not what Pierre is looking for, only quality counts.Obvisously all this is done without any additifs and only hard work makes these wines so special. The naturally present yeast on the grapes starts the fermentation and then the wine is aged on lees in egg shaped concrete tanks. These tanks favor the fluid inside the tank to mix with the lees, try it and you will be convinced.