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Granajolo Corse Porto-Vecchio Blanc 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Fresh and delicious Vermentino that’s a super value.

Producer/Winery: Gwenaële Boucher; Domaine de Granajolo; Corsica, France.

Grape Variety: Vermentinu.

Geographic Appellation: Corse Porto-Vecchio; Corsica, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

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

Paired With: Grilled salmon, oven-fries and coleslaw.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Pale Lemon yellow color. Filled with very fresh lemon, peach and floral aromas. Lush, slightly creamy mouth-feel, medium weight body with a tiny oily note. Lusty mineral backbone with ripe apple, melon, peach and citrus flavors that become tart at mid-palate through the finish. An interesting attribute of this wine was it started with fresh, light aromas than turned heavier with a taste that ended with an extremely long tart and flavorful juicy finish…and, as the wine warmed this transition became more pronounced. In hindsight I think a more neutral flavored seafood probably would have paired better with the wine. In the end I liked it very much and will buy another bottle to have with grilled grouper or shrimp. Fresh and delicious Vermentino that’s a super value.

    She said: Crystal clear, pale golden yellow, regularly spaced slow-moving legs. Don’t read the label on this one before drinking because it may mislead you. That is not to say that wine was not good, it’s just that I was totally surprised by what I was experienced drinking the wine. Notes of citrus stimulate the nose morphing into flavors of lemon and melon underlain with rocky mineral that emerges as the wine passes over the palate. The wine had a medium body and was almost creamy. The long finish continues the mineral and ends with a touch of tartness. The wine changed over time from the first sip with dinner to drinking alone and I liked it better without the dinner which might suggest it was a poor pairing. I would buy it again in a flash and at $13.50 consider it a bargain wine. It was one of the most uniquely flavored wines I have had at this price point!

André Boucher and his daughter Gwenaële in the Domaine de Granajolo winery

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine de Granajolo and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: 3 760003 280300

Imported by: Barrique Imports; Seattle, Washington.

Photo from Domaine de Granajolo.