CORSICA

The Corsican vineyard produces about 50 million bottles, 70% of which are rosé wine, 17% red wine and 13% white wine. Corsican wines are generous, with character. Known for its remarkable bouquet, Corsican red wine is heady and powerful, with great finesse. The renowned Corsican rosé wine is fruity with pepper and red fruit flavors. As for the Corsican white wine, it is fine, fruity with nice floral and structured notes.

CORSICAN WINE : THE MOST FAMOUS WINE ESTATES

Numerous domains have distinguished themselves for their exceptional mastery of viticulture and vinification, thus producing great Corsican wines.

Best Corsican wines with the wines from Domaine d'AlzipratuClos Canarelli, Domaine Gentile, Clos Venturi, Clos Culombu, Domaine Sant Armettu, Domaine Giacometti, Domaine Arena, Domaine de Vaccelli, Domaine Saparale, Domaine Yves Leccia, Domaine Comte Peraldi, Domaine Fiumicicoli, Castellu di Baricci, Domaine de la Punta, Domaine Zuria, Domaine Comte Abbatucci.

IDEAL CONDITIONS TO PRODUCE CORSICAN WINE

The sunshine is particularly important (2 750 hours / year) but the altitude and the maritime the maritime influence temper the summer temperatures to create good Corsican good Corsican wines, more and more organic. This results in Corsican wines of a style than those produced in the South of France. France. The diversity of terroirs allows the elaboration of rosé wine, red wine and white wine with a strong identity and very different profiles. different profiles. The island of beauty has more than thirty endemic grape varieties endemic grape varieties, of which 6 are the best known and most widespread: Nielluccio, Sciaccarello, Vermentino, Aleatico, Bianco Gentile and Muscat petit grains.

APPELLATIONS AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION OF CORSICAN WINES

Corsican wines are wines of controlled origin produced on the whole of the Corsican vineyard. We can distinguish them in two sub-regions such as the North Corsican wines and the South Corsican wines. The Corsican wine is declined in 9 Appellations of Protected Origin: 1 regional appellation in Wine of Corsica, 2 appellations in wine of Patrimonio and wine of Ajaccio, 5 appellations villages in Porto-Vecchio, Figari, Sartene, Calvi, Coteaux du Cap Corse and 1 appellation in wine Muscat of the Cap Corse intended for the natural sweet wines. There is also a PGI Ile de Beauté which covers the entire surface of Corsica.

NORTH CORSICAN WINE

The North Corsican wine is divided into 4 main appellations: Coteaux du Cap Corse, Patrimonio, Muscat du Cap Corse wine and Calvi as well as the regional appellation Vin de Corse and the IGP Ile de Beauté. The terroirs of North Corsica are mainly composed of schist and green rocks as well as granite. The Corsican wines produced are often rich, intense and fine, with floral and sometimes mineral aromas. North Corsica is also the kingdom of Niellucciu, a grape variety with notes of black fruits, woody which become more complex when aged.

SOUTH CORSICAN WINE

The South Corsica wine is divided into 4 appellations also: Porto-Vecchio, Figari, Sartene and Ajaccio. We still keep the regional appellation Vin de Corse and the IGP Île de Beauté in this part of the island. Granite is mainly found on the west coast of the island and on the southern tip, other types of soil are also added to create Corsican wines suitable for aging, with more mineral notes than in the north and very well balanced. Sciaccarellu is also present in this part of Corsica, it offers fruity, round and spicy wines.

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