By: John Majeski
K&L Staff Member
'Sciaccarellu’ is an obscure, vigorous red variety long-cultivated on Corsica that translates as ‘the grape that bursts under the teeth’, notable for its juiciness, thick skins and fairly low tannins. It actually originated in central Italy where it is today almost extinct and known as Mammolo, or ‘shrinking violet’, the bashful one, perhaps because the lush grapes try to hide furtively beneath a canopy of vines. With its delicate hue, (think a school of pink pearl erasers swimming by), this delightfully brisk and crisp rosé is a provocation of fresh strawberries, juicy raspberries and mouthwatering peaches, balanced by a slither of acidity to keep every thirst satisfied. Can I recommend this incredibly delicious rosé? 'Of Corsican!'