About The Wine
Corsica is particularly talented with Vermentinu (known as Vermentino in Italy and Rolle as well as on mainland France), and because Leccia’s Patrimonio are on limestone vineyards, they carry even more appeal. Limestone is a unique geological structure for the island and only Patrimonio AOP cultivates vines on them. (As far as I know, the only other limestone is in the far southern tip around Bonifacio.)
Limestone brings power, complexity and bright aromas to any wine. This, coupled with the close proximity to the sea leads to fantastically salty wines, fresh and irresistible once they hit the glass. Leccia’s Vermentinu comes from thirty-year-old vines grown on clay with limestone and schist. Their elevage is done in stainless steel with natural yeasts and not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation.