The Domaine de Marquiliana Rose de Pauline 2013 is a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Sciaccarellu and 10% Vermentino sourced from an estate vineyard near the village of Aghione on the eastern coast of Corsica. Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean, a territory of France, but closer to Italy. It may be best known as the birthplace of Napoleon. Domaine de Marquiliana has been an Estate for 200 years and has been owned by the same family since the 1950’s, they also produce highly prized olive oil. The Sciaccarellu grape is of Italian origin and is used in Corsica as a blending grape. Vermentino is another Italian grape and is a White wine grape. This Rose’ is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.
The color is a pale orange. The nose is melon and citrus, bright and lively. This is a light, delicate Rose’. It tastes of cherry and lime, with a slap of minerality. The mid-palate adds lemon and strawberry. This is a dry Rose’, not too tart and well-balanced. The finish goes on and on.
The Domaine de Marquiliana Rose’ de Pauline 2013 is a study in delicate balance, long, lean and full of fresh understated flavor. The Rose’ de Pauline is a wine with a real sense of place, it is easy to imagine yourself on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sharing a bottle or two on a lazy summer evening. While this Rose’ is at home in the Mediterranean, it will definitely bring a bit of Corsica (the Isle of Beauty) to your backyard deck in the suburbs.