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2015 Île de Beauté Rouge

Yves Leccia

2015 Île de Beauté <i>Rouge</i> Yves Leccia - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Along with several contemporaries, Yves Leccia is in large part responsible for putting Corsican wine on the map. His tireless work ethic and precise craftsmanship have made him a proud flag bearer for the Patrimonio appellation, as his delightful whites, rosés, and reds brilliantly reflect the potential for fine wine in this island enclave. Although this red cannot be granted AOC status due to the high proportion of Grenache (80%, with 20% Niellucciu), it is nonetheless a compelling translation of the gorgeous seaside terroir from which it hails. Lively, fresh, and juicy, it offers hints of smoke, wild fruit, and maquis herbs that recall the rugged, rocky vineyard slopes. Its chewy tannins provide a touch of rusticity that makes this red an ideal match for anything off the grill, but it takes well to a slight chill and is utterly quaffable no matter the circumstances. Here at KLWM, we agree: this red is a real treat. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 80% Grenache 20% Niellucciu
  • Appellation Patrimonio
  • Country France
  • Region Corsica
  • Vineyard 20 to 40 years, 7.1 ha
  • Soil Clay, Limestone, Schist
  • Winemaker Yves Leccia
  • Aging All red grapes are de-stemmed, then placed in stainless steel cuves for 12 to 15 days with daily pump-overs, then aged for 12 months
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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