Anne Amalric is perhaps most celebrated for her expertly crafted olive oils, but her rosandeacute;s have in recent years become some of the most sought after on the island. Her Gris de Marquilianiandnbsp;is the perfect embodiment of the potential of this special property: lithe, energetic, and as her importer, Kermit Lynch, describes it, andldquo;like drinking a cloud.andrdquo; The 2 hectares of Sciaccarellu (a native Corsican variety) and Syrah vines selected to produce this cuvandeacute;e are located in a cooler microclimate than their neighboring parcels and are picked by hand. The grapes (90% Sciaccarellu/10% Syrah) are pressed and then decanted for 72 hours to allow the gross lees to settle before fermentation, which finishes without malolactic, preserving the tension in this haunting, harmonious specimen. Sit down with a bottle over a few hours at the table and watch its quiet complexity unfold layer by layer, or just throw a chill on it and let it quench your thirst on a hot day. It's equally at home in both settings.
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.