Petroni Corse Rouge 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC Corsican red wine that every wine-drinker can afford.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Petroni; Corsica, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Niellucciu, 35% Syrah and 15% Grenache.

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

Vintage: 2015

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Ground lamb pizza with roasted tomato sauce, onions, garlic, bell peppers and Parmesan cheese.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slightly brownish rim. Zesty cherry, wet wood and northern evergreen forest aromas. Earthy, dry, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Vigorous spicy cherry, raspberry and plum flavors, plentiful bright acidity, slightly grippy structured tannins and a long flavorful finish with a fennel taste. WOW, a robust red blend that has characteristics of Sangiovese, but with a substance of much more sophisticated red wine. The smooth, spiciness paired well with the lamb and it would probably pair well with a wide variety of foods. Way more aromas, flavors and depth than you usually find in a wine at this price point…this is what a Quality Wine at a Bargain Price is all about and we give it a solid four thumbs up rating. A FANTASTIC Corsican red wine that every wine-drinker can afford.

Niellucciu grapes growing on the island of Corsica
Photo from Clos Poggiale.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 3 268950 004609

Imported by: T. Elenteny Imports; New York, New York.

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