Niellucciu is the grape for Lisandru Leccia's red Patrimonio. Its genetic family tree links it to Sangiovese, but after many centuries of evolution and adaptation to the island, it has an aroma and flavor profile all to itself, with little resemblance to a Sangiovese from Tuscany. Here Nieillucciu carries that “island taste,” and can be ruggedly earthy. Lisandru works to accentuate the more ethereal qualities hidden in these beasts and makes one of the most elegant reds from the region, veering toward a brighter spectrum of flavors and aromas.
-The Source Imports