Yves selects certain parcels from his Patrimonio vineyards planted to Niellucciu, the noble grape of northern Corsica, to produce this direct-press rosé. Much like Sangiovese in Tuscany, from where it is thought to descend, or Mourvèdre in southern France, Niellucciu here maintains proper acidity in high heat and has ample antioxidative properties in its skins, producing a rosé that is both delicious and characterful and has staying power. Like biting into a perfect slice of juicy watermelon, this beauty from the Île de Beauté confirms that Yves is just as comfortable producing irresistible daily drinkers as he is producing grands vins de garde.
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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