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2017 Patrimonio Rosé

Yves Leccia

If any region in the world is coming for the crown worn by Bandol rosé, it is Corsica, where Yves Leccia, Anne Amalric, Jean-Charles Abbatucci, and Yves Canarelli—to name just a few all-stars—are making serious, yet hedonistic wines across the island. Leccia grows the grapes for this Patrimonio rosé in E Croce, a beautiful hillside vineyard that faces the Gulf of Saint-Florent, where his best terroir consists of clay, limestone, and schist. Everything about this blend of mostly Niellucciu—essentially Corsican Sangiovese—and some Grenache exudes elegance. Here is a challenge: wait two minutes after your first taste to take another; notes of grapefruit, orange rind, subtle red berries, and flowers linger for an incredibly long, mouthwatering finish. After that, if you’re like me, you won’t be able to wait so long between sips, and you will surrender to the stunning finesse and structure that define this rosé from northern Corsica. I hope they’re watching the throne in Bandol. Summer is coming.

Tom Wolf

$29.00
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Niellucciu, 20% Grenache
Appellation: Patrimonio
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Yves Leccia
Winemaker: Yves Leccia
Vineyard: 20 years, 4.6 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone, Schist
Aging: Rosé does not undergo malolactic fermentation, aged in temperature controlled stainless steel cuves for 6 months
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Corsica

map of Corsica

I first set foot on the island in 1980. I remember looking down from the airplane window seeing alpine forest and lakes and thinking, uh oh, I got on the wrong plane. Then suddenly I was looking down into the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. Corsica is a small, impossibly tall island, the tail of the Alp chain rising out of the blue sea.—Kermit Lynch

Kermit’s first trip to the island proved fruitful, with his discovery of Clos Nicrosi’s Vermentino. More than thirty years later, the love affair with Corsica has only grown as we now import wines from ten domaines that cover the north, south, east, and west of what the French affectionately refer to as l’Île de Beauté.

Corsica is currently experiencing somewhat of a renaissance—interest has never been higher in the wines and much of this is due to growers focusing on indigenous and historical grapes found on the island. Niellucciu, Sciarcarellu, and Vermentinu are widely planted but it is now common to find bottlings of Biancu Gentile and Carcaghjolu Neru as well as blends with native varieties like Rossola Bianca, Minustellu, or Montaneccia.

As Kermit described above, Corsica has a strikingly mountainous landscape. The granite peaks top out above 9,000 feet. The terroir is predominantly granite with the exception of the Patrimonio appellation in the north, which has limestone, clay, and schist soils.The wines, much like their southern French counterparts make for great pairings with the local charcuterie, often made from Nustrale, the native wild boar, as well as Brocciu, the Corsican goats milk cheese that is best served within 48 hours of it being made.

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Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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