Medium-bodied, dry. This deep ruby wine has a ripe nose of blackberries and cassis with notes of garrigue. On the palate, it has good tannic structure and fruit notes. Pair with roasted veal, salmon or tuna, and young cheeses.
Corsica is a mountainous island (measuring 50 x 100 miles) located in the Ligurian Sea, just north of Sardinia, 100 miles southeast of France, and 50 miles west of Tuscany. It is where French, Italian, and indigenous grapes come together to make distinct wine. Upon taking over from his father in 1993, Pierre Richarme pulled up most of the mainstream grapes and dedicated himself to varietals such as Nielluccio (a local clone of Sangiovese) and Sciacarello (an Italian native found mainly on Corsica). Equilibre is a Biodynamic made wine in the region of Sartene in southwest Corsica. The blend of 40% Nielluccio, 40% Sciacarello and 20% Grenache is grown in granite & sand, fermented in concrete using natural yeasts, and aged in steel for 18 months. The wines are traditional but still very approachable.