(2022) From a small estate in Corsica made by a woman winemaker in a family estate. Delicate pale pink, rose-hip and gentle strawberry sherbet, but pure and light. On the palate it is again light and very fresh and nimble, quite dry with its pithy acidity, the red fruit quite subtle.
(2018) Part of Lidl's French wine tour of special parcel wines in autumn 2018, 'Joseph Scalzi' is presumably a fantasy label as I can find no record of a Corsican producer of that name. The blend is 45% Nielluccio, 35% Sciaccarello and 20% Grenache, and pours a medium ruby colour with aromas of pulpy, soft red fruits and a little herbal, herbaceous twang. In the mouth there is good fruit, a little plummy fleshiness, then pert, nimble cherry acidity and some grainy tannins to add a little grip and savouriness, the finish just hints at a not unpleasant sourness. Watch the video for more information.