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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Clos Culombu medium body fresh and fruity with a touch of spices.
Giacometti Cru des Agriate rosé is fresh and fruity on the vine peach. This gastronomic rosé is elegant and also has a nice drinkability.
Mino cuvée from Sant Armettu is a red wine from the beauty island full body generous but elegant!
Alzipratu Fiumeseccu rose wine from Calvi Corsica. has a nice light salmon color very fresh!
Clos Venturi Rosé wine 1769 has a nice light salmon color very fresh and generous, a ray of light!
Clos Culombu blanc, Corsica in a glass for this AOC Corse-Calvi !
Clos Culombu rouge Corsica in a glass for this AOC Corse-Calvi !
La Punta red wine opens onto a nose of sour red and black fruits, it is an expressive Corsican wine. The mouth is lively, supported by numerous but fine tannins. A generous and appanting cuvée in the appellation Vin de Corse!
Domaine de la Punta rosé is elegant, fine and deliciously fruity. The white pepper enhances the notes of small reds of this cuvée. On the palate, it is delicate and lively, light bitters appear on the finish, which remains greedy and mineral.
Alzipratu Fiumeseccu rouge a crispy and fruity red wine with lightly pepperrish finish.
Domaine Giacometti Cru des Agriate is a Patrimonio Wine composed of Niellucciu and Sciaccarellu. This Giacometti Wine is fleshy, concentrated, intense and rich. Giacometti Patrimonio Cru des Agriate can be tasted fresh and fruity in his youth or be expected 4 to 5 years in order to reach its full maturity.
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 this Saparale Red a very pleasant wine to drink in its youth but which can also be expected a few years.
Clos Venturi 1769 White wine are a great exemple of nice wines from Vermentino grapes.
Domaine Fiumicicoli Red is born in Sartene, this is a blend of Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu and some Syrah grown in a mountain climate and at the same time close to the sea, since the Fiumiccicoli wine estate is located 15 km from the Corses coast. A Red Wine Fiumicicoli with peppery and fruity accents, one feels especially the delicious ripe and blueberry!
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.
Giacometti Cru des Agriate 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.
Domaine Comte Peraldi rosé is an exceptional blend of Sciaccarellu, which brings peppery and floral aromas, Cinsault for spices and fruity and vivacious notes, as well as Niellucciu for the palate structure.
The white of Domaine Fiumicicoli in Sartene comes from the famous Vermentinu grape (Vermentino) always on these granite soils, poor and permeable in hillsides. The thermal amplitudes between day and night are high and give a lot of freshness to the Fiumicicoli White Wine.
Alzipratu Pumonte rosé from Calvi deep, intense and yet very refreshing!
Domaine Peraldi made of Sciaccarello grapes is a fresh and generous wine those grapes were meant to grow in Corsica, close your eyes and feel the island breeze...
Sant Armettu Rosumarinu red wine is greedy and silky in mouth, while aromas of red fruits and white pepper sublimate this Corsican red wine with delicacy and subtlety.
Yves Leccia IGP Ile de Beauté YL Red offers a gourmet nose with aromas of red fruits, raspberry, cherry and liquorice. In mouth, this Corsican red seduces by its suppleness and its beautiful length. The YL range is the signature of the domaine, it thus restores the soil footprint of Partinelone. To discover absolutely!
The vintage YL IGP Ile de Beauté White by Yves Leccia is gourmet but also precise. Its floral and vegetal nose transports us to notes of acacia and lemon. A white Corsican with a good potential of guard who turns to freshness and finesse for our greatest pleasure!
Comte Peraldi white wine is a 100% Vermentino emblematic of the terroir of the Ajaccio appellation. This pretty white, both charming and racy is a must!
Rosumarinu, which means Rosemary in Corsica, is a wine of immediate pleasure. It gains in depth and delicacy over time, which allows to appreciate it young or with a little ageing. A nice white of Corsica Sartene to taste absolutely.
Discover the cuvée Balianu, an expressive and intensely fruity cuvée. Blackberry, blackcurrant and spices offer a gourmet bouquet. The mouth is dense but well balanced, this Corsican wine also has fine tannins. The length in the mouth is simply extraordinary!
Domaine Gentile Corse Patrimonio Rosé wine is a great Rosé wine of character.
Domaine Gentile Patrimonio red wine Vine 100% Nielluccio
Domaine Gentile Patrimonio White wine a treasure of the Beauty Island!
This red Patrimonio by Yves Leccia promises notes of ripe red and black fruits, associated with a rather vegetal aspect with liquorice and aromatic herbs. In mouth, it is an explosion of red fruits however it remains structured with melted tannins. The E Croce vintage has a good storage potential, do not hesitate to leave it in the cellar for a few years!