They don’t call Corsica The Isle of Beauty for nothing, as this VDP stunner from the Patrimonio region illustrates.
Vigneron Yves Leccia, winemaker by birth and oenologist by training, marries heritage and terroir to create a congenial, uniquely Corsican Vin de Pays blend of Grenache and Nielluccio (a Sangiovese clone). This wine pours especially well with tapas or grilled veggies/meats in the summer, and with pastas or roasted root veggies/meats in the fall and winter.
A delightful introduction to an off-the-beaten-tracks wine region worth exploring.
Vigneron: Yves Leccia
Wine: Vin de Pays de L’ile de Beauté
Grapes: 80% Grenache, 20% Nelluccio
Light ruby hue.
Red currant, herbaceous, eucalyptus afternotes, though the vintner tasting notes suggest licorice.
Balanced acids and tannins; rounded on the palate, smooth finish.
Price: $26.00 – Available through Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.
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