The Clos Canarelli BG Biancu Gentile is made from the aromatic and extremely rare grape, Biancu Gentile. A native variety of the French island Corsica, records show it mentioned in the early 19th century but by the end of the 20th century the vine was down to a single measly hectare. It’s a familiar European tale, phylloxera in the 19th century, followed by a mass exodus of Corsican inhabitants, then the quantity over quality movement in the 1980’s contributing to France’s “wine lake”. But in the 1990’s a few thoughtful winemakers began carefully replanting Biancu Gentile, and as of 2008 there’s a whopping 6 hectares. Visionary Corsican winemaker Yves Canarelli sees its potential and crafts an outstanding BG. Soon the wine world to get hip to this grape variety; we’re all about it.

Tasting note: Clear with a golden yellow core fading to a fine, silver rim with medium viscosity. The aroma is clean with slightly muted developing aromas of peach, pineapple, apricot, coconut, salt , and Provencal herbs. The wine is dry with a medium, viscous body, medium alcohol, and medium+ acidity. Flavors of peach, apple, pear, pineapple, coconut, salt, and black tea bitterness through the long finish. This a developing wine of high quality and will continue to positively develop for at lease another ten years. 

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