Virtual Tasting Premier Host
Cost: $40- $140
-Flight Kit: $40
-Bottle Kit: $140
Join Sommelier Ian Blackburn and industry expert Andrew Major in a tasting of some of the best quality Corsican wines available!
Taste and explore TOP efforts at every level.
Sip, Swirl, Chat, Discover and Explore with the Winemakers, Industry Experts, and the Wine Community.
Wine is Delivered to Your Door!
___________________★ Wine List and Tasting Highlights★___________________
★Clos Canarelli, Corse Figari Rosé, Corsica, France, 2020 ($46)
A few bottles of the most coveted Rosé in Corsica are left for the drinking. They’re not in Corsica, folks. Get yourself a bottle before the Corsican locals arrive to reclaim the fruit of their vines: a biodynamic, orange-zesty, multifaceted masterpiece from the most ancient growing region on the island.
★Domaine Maestracci, Corse Calvi Blanc “E Prove”, Corsica, France, 2020 ($26)
Pale color with silver reflections. Nose of white fruits with floral notes. Fresh and fleshy mouth, whose expression is typical of our terroir, greedy (apricot) but tense with a beautiful minerality.
★Domaine Giacometti, Patrimonio “Cru des Agriate” Rouge, Corsica, France, 2017 ($24)
Deep ruby with a hint of purple. Rich and aromatics marked by a solar vintage, noble green fragrances (Myrtle) and ripe red flesh fruit (blackberry, strawberry, blueberry). Generous and powerful start, it has full and structured tannins bearing a rich and tasty note. On the palate candied red fruits and black berries with pleasant sappy and salty notes. A persistent finish combining freshness with a rich and tasty texture.
★Domaine Comte Abbatucci, Cuvée Faustine Vin de France Rouge, Corsica, France, 2020 ($42)
Cuvee Faustine Vin De France Vieilles Vignes Rouge is characterized by a cherry color with ruby reflections. The powerful nose immediately evokes the maquis. From the attack on the finish, this wine is characterized by its beautiful aromatic palette: aroma of black fruit of a certain complexity (wild berries from the maquis) with a discreet note of red fruit, it also leaves room for flavors of spices and pepper.
About Andrew Major:
Andrew now gets to travel the world to study wineries and vineyards, hang out with winemakers, deepen his wine knowledge daily and spend his days with equally passionate people. Best of all, everything he learns gets applied to Major Wines.
In 2014, Andrew’s friend Andrew Jones, winemaker of Field Recordings, gave him the opportunity to make wine in a dark and forgotten corner of his Paso Robles winery. Andrew loves it so much that he looks forward to driving 6 hours round-trip, just to work on his wine.
It's Andrew's goal is to create wines that are authentic, delicious and always taste way better than the price. He also wants his wines to totally stand on their own, with or without food.