Corsican wine isn’t always the easiest to understand. It’s often made from a laundry list of obscure grape varieties, most of them nearly impossible to pronounce. The island’s geography and geology are unknown to all but the most avid travelers and wine geeks. And of course, its wines—like its people—are descended from centuries of complicated, often turbulent history few can claim to fully comprehend. While some context may be helpful to delve into Corsican wine, no background is necessary to enjoy the creations of Yves Leccia, the vigneron based in the northern appellation of Patrimonio. Leccia’s wines are direct, accessible, and delicious—simply easy to love, all while boasting the soulfulness and typicity that give Corsican wines their unique character. Leccia’s keys to success are a top terroir—his flagship E Croce vineyard sits on a matrix of schist and limestone just two miles from Mediterranean waters—along with organic farming and a calculated approach in the cellar where nothing is left to chance. His wines not only deliver guaranteed pleasure, with cutting precision, freshness, and vibrant aromatics, but they reflect their origin—a rocky, sun-drenched island off the coast of southern France—with mouth-watering transparency. Leccia’s offerings feature something for everyone: crisp, stony rosés; citrusy, salty whites; and deep, gamey reds scented of wild herbs. From classics like his cellar-worthy Patrimonio blanc and rouge to novelties like the rare, exotically perfumed indigenous Biancu Gentile, Leccia’s wines are Corsican benchmarks not to be missed.
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His wines not only deliver guaranteed pleasure, with cutting precision, freshness, and vibrant aromatics, but they reflect their origin—a rocky, sun-drenched island off the coast of southern France—with mouth-watering transparency.
It’s that time of year! We have begun to receive the latest vintage of rosés from our producers in France and Italy and will update this page as more arrive in Berkeley. Check back here regularly for your favorite rosés!
Perfectly suited to the food of Lyon, these reds are versatile enough to pair with all kinds of other dishes you might cook at home, from seared tuna to quesadillas to the plain ol’ burger. This is a pair of wines that will serve you well again and again.
Many of our best values, all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and even a couple of sparklers, made by real people and reefer-shipped so they arrive in your hands in nothing less than perfect condition.
Sauvignon Blanc comes in many forms, and we've put them all together right here for your enjoyment. You’ll find classics from its spiritual home in the Loire Valley, as well as characterful renditions from Bordeaux and Friuli.
When you factor in not only these differences of place but also variations of blend, color, and vigneron, Grenache yields an even greater range of experiences, from dense and soulful to light and more ethereal
It is often said that Chenin Blanc is the most versatile grape in the world. Capable of producing fine wines dry, sweet, still, and sparkling, and covering a fascinating array of aromas and textures from bracingly mineral to tenderly honeyed and everything in between, this noble cépage unquestionably deserves our full appreciation.
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