Corsican wines are wines of controlled designation of origin produced throughout the Corsican vineyard. The Corsican Wine is available in 9 Protected Origin Appellations: 1 regional designation in Corsican wines, 2 others appellations in Patrimonio wine and wine Ajaccio, 5 appellations in Corsican wine Porto-Vecchio, Corse Figari wine, Corse Sartene wine, Corse Calvi wine, Corsican Coteaux wine of Cap Corse and 1 wine designation Muscat du Cap Corse intended for natural sweet wines. There is also a PGI Ile de Beauté which covers the entire surface of Corsica.
Sunshine is particularly important (2,750 hours/year) but sea altitude and influence tempered summer temperatures to create good Corsican wines. This results in wines of a brighter and fresher style than those produced in mainland France. The diversity of Corsican terroirs allows the production of Corses wines with a strong identity and very different profiles. The island of beauty has more than thirty endemic varieties, 6 of which are best known and widespread: Nielluccio, Sciaccarello, Vermentino, Aleatico, Bianco Gentile and Muscat.
Corsican wines are generous, typical with character. Known for its remarkable bouquet, Corsica red wine is full-bodied, capitious and powerful but also of great finesse. Renowned and increasingly qualitative, Corsican rosé wine is fruity with pepper and smoke flavours. As for the Corsican white wine, it is fine, fruity with beautiful floral notes and well structured. Many areas have distinguished themselves for their exceptional mastery of viticulture and winemaking, thus producing great Corsican wines.
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Mino cuvée from Sant Armettu is a red wine from the beauty island full body generous but elegant!
Clos Culombu medium body fresh and fruity with a touch of spices.
Culombu Tribbiera is a Corsican white wine fresh delicate with floral aromas
Giacometti Cru des Agriates rosé is fresh and fruity on the vine peach. This gastronomic rosé is elegant and also has a nice drinkability.
Clos Venturi Rosé wine 1769 has a nice light salmon color very fresh and generous, a ray of light!
Domaine Giacometti red wine is a Patrimonio based on fleshy Niellucciu, concentrated, intense and rich. It can be tasted fresh and fruity in its youth or be expected 4 to 5 years to reach full maturity.
Giacometti Cru des Agriates white wine is very expressive on white flowers, lime, lemon. It also has a nice saline minerality and the roundness generated by a 6 months ageing on fine lees.
Alzipratu Fiumeseccu rouge a crispy and fruity red wine with lightly pepperrish finish.
Clos Culombu blanc, Corsica in a glass for this AOC Corse-Calvi !
Clos Venturi 1769 red is fresh fruity with a nice structure braught by the Nielluccio.
Domaine Saparale red is a slightly spicy wine, with raspberry and strawberry aromas. It has a soft attack on the palate and nice notes of candied fruit. The palate remains light and the texture silky, which makes it a very pleasant wine to drink in its youth but which can also be expected a few years.
The cuvée Domaine Saparale white is a 100% Vermentino, reflecting the purest expression of this Corsican grape variety. The fruity nose of pear and peach, as well as pineapple and mango, is also floral. On the palate, this Corsican white is fresh and elegant, the finish is gently mineral.