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CORSICA

APPELLATIONS AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION OF CORSICAN WINES

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.

IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR PRODUCING CORSICAN WINE

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: PROFILES AND FAMOUS WINE ESTATES

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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