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.