Classic french rose style plus minerality reflecting its volcanic terroir — 5 years ago
A 2007. Delicious with a leg of lamb on a cold NY night. — 5 years ago
A fun one. Lots of herbal notes, black pepper, and lemon. Medium acidity. Great by the pool in the shade. — 8 months ago
Spectacular. Great Patrimonio white. — 3 years ago
Lovely, light, island white. — 10 months ago
Yves Leccia’s 2019 Île de Beauté IGP Rouge is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Niellucciu, hailing from the northerly appellation of Patrimonio, Corsica.
Île de Beauté – the namesake for many wines produced on the island – translates to ‘island of beauty’ in English.
This is a beautiful wine, indeed. It is medium ruby with ripe cherry, strawberry, and kirsch notes leaping out of the glass; it also offers licorice, fennel, violet, and subtle meaty characteristics. The fruit is unmistakably intense and concentrated. I suspect it’s a reflection of the dry, sun-soaked climate on this beautiful, mountainous Mediterranean Island.
This is such a versatile and food-friendly wine – it’s definitely worth a taste if you have the chance (preferably while gazing upon Corsica’s coastal seascapes). Cheers to the wines of Corsica! — 2 years ago
Terroir and 20% Nielluciu add distinctive, pleasing personality to 80% Grenache. Chewy but friendly — 5 years ago