Raised in a small village in the heart of Patrimonio, Yves worked alongside his father in the vines and cellar at the earliest age he could. The Leccias have been making wine from some of the finest terroirs of Patrimonio for countless generations, and there was never the least doubt in Yves’ mind that he would continue the tradition. Originally working alongside his sister, he decided to branch off on his own in 2004 and focus on the single terroir he felt was the top in Patrimonio. This terroir, “E Croce,” sits on a thin chalk soil above a thick bedrock of pure schist, facing the gulf of St. Florent. Yves is a firm believer in the idea that if you want something done right you need to do it yourself, and thus he tends to his vines alone and works the cellar by himself as well. He keeps his yields low, knows when to harvest, and knows how to let E Croce express itself in the wines. Not a single bottle comes out of the domaine that isn’t meticulously looked after from start to finish.
The Yves Leccia estate, created in 2004 by Yves and Sandrine Leccia, is the only estate to produce wines on the unique terroirs of E Croce and Partinelone in AOC Patrimonio. The estate, currently under conversion to organic farming, is located opposite the Gulf of Saint-Florent. These terroirs thus benefit from a microclimate which brings freshness and minerality to the wines of the estate. These wines for ageing all have a strong identity subtly revealed by the precise and meticulous work of Yves, a Corsican winegrower committed for more than 30 years. Thanks to perfect management of yields, it ensures magnificent results enhanced by the precision and rigor of its vinification. One of the safe bets of the Patrimonio appellation!
A real terroir wine, this bracing and slightly salty white wine mingles notes of white flowers, hawthorn and honey in unfeigned indulgence.