Domaine de Marquiliani Ile de Beaute 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A beguiling Corsican red wine.

Producer/Winery: Domaine de Marquiliani; Aghione, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 40% Sciaccarellu, 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Corsica, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pork stir fry.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear with just a slight brume, ruby color with a lighter rim. Mild aromas of strawberry, tobacco, and sweet spices. Very smooth entry, fresh, interesting and rousing mouthfeel, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Gobs of juicy strawberry, blackberry and peppery spice flavors. Medium acidity, integrated tannins that really come alive in the fruit and spice finish. A bold yet easy drinking wine that would never be called a sleeping violet, but there was also lots of character in this bottle. The mouthfeel texture is unique and when it all comes together in the finish there is a finale of wonderful fruit tastes, spice and tannins that combine into an impressive fusion. We really liked it and called it a beguiling Corsican red wine.

Domaine de Marquiliani Vigneronne Anne Amalric
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 82188 1

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.