🇫🇷FRANCECorsica


CORSICA IS  AOC9     IGP1    @Ajaccio

  • BLANC= Rolle 17% AKA=Vermentino, Bianco Gentile, Brustianu, Carcajolo Bianco, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Codivarta, Genovese, Muscat, Blanc a Petit Grains, Scimiscia, Russula, Retagliado, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Aleatico, Barbarossa, Carcajolo Nero, Cinsaut, Licronaxu, Merlot, Minustello,  Murescola, Muriscu, Muresconu, Prumeste, Riminese
    • International– Nielluccio 35% AKA=Sangiovese, Sciacarello 15% AKA=Sciaccerellu/Mammolo, Grenache, Montanaccia AKA=Graciano

GEOGRAPHY France, REGION-Corsica, DEPARTMENTS– Haute-Corse, Corse-du Sud, LATITUDE: 42.3° N

  • South of France(Mainland)(170km.), West of Italy(83km.)
  • BORDERS– Italy, Sardinia Island(South)(Near/11 km.)
  • (183km. Long/ 83km. Wide)   4th. Largest Island In Mediterranean
  • COMMUNES– Barbaggio, Barrettali, Cagnano, Centuri, Ersa, Farinole, Luri, Meria, Morsiglia, Oletta, Patrimonio, Pietracorbara, Poggio d’Oletta, Rogliano, Saint-Florent, Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, Sisco, Tomino

TOPOGRAPHY “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valleys”

  • SLOPES/ Monte Cinto Massif(Monte Grosso/ Monte Cinto/ Conte d’Oro/ Monte Renoso)
    • +Alt. 300mt.(Peak 2,710 mt.), Divides Corsica On a North-West to South-East Axis.
  • “Island”, On~Mediterranean~Sea/ Ligurian~Sea~
  • 3 Ecological “Zones”– Coastal “Zone”, Coastal Lowlands “Zone”, High Alpine “Zone”

SOILSMetamorphic“, “Sedimentary“, Granite, Schist, Chalk, Clay

CLIMATE Mediterranean WithMaritime Influences

  • Summers– Hot, Dry    |    Winters– Mild Many Meso-Climates
  • +WINDS/ Le Mistral/ Provence, Libeccio/ Gibraltar, Tramontane/ Alps, Gregale/ Appenines, Sirocco/ Sahara

VITICULTURE  ? ha. Planted,  –Vine Training– Goblet/ Guyot/ Cordon Royat

  • CHALLENGES– Downy/ Powdery Mildew, Flavescence Doree, Drought

VINICULTURE History and Culture of Co.-Op.’s,  Rose

HISTORY 600 BC. Phocean Trading Settlement

  • ?- Occupied by Carthaginians
  • ?- Colonized by Ancient Greeks
  • ?- Occupied by Etruscans
  • ?- Incorporated by Roman Republic
  • Greeks and Roman Influence…
  • 1200’s – 1700’s  @Corsica– Ruled by Republic of Genoa.
  • 1755 @Corsica– Became a Italian Speaking Republic.
  • 1769 @Corsica The Island Was Annexed to France.
  • 1800’s @French French Wine ModernizationTakes Place.

CULTURE Referred to as  Cosrse In France

  • GASTRONOMY…Sea Fish, Chestnut Bread, Clementines

    • CHEESE…Brin d’Amour(Sheep/ Hard), Brocciu,  Fleur du Maquis(Ewe/ Semi-Soft)


**Corsica Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Wine Maps at Delongwine.com

Haute-Corse

VIN De CORSE AOC.      @Entire Island

  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica, “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE
    • **Appellation for Wine Produced In “CORSE” Non-Conforming to AOC.
    • Estate/ Producer– Comte Abbatucci(Nat.Pro.)

COTEAUX Du CAP CORSE AOC.     @Brando

  • BLANC= Barbarossa, Bianco Gentile, Genovese, Rolle, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Aleatico, Grenache, Nielluccio, Sciaccarello
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(North), In Vin de Corse AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, Schist, Basalt, Granite
  • VITICULTURE–  74 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURERappu (Vin Doux Naturel Made With Aleatico Grapes)
    • Estate/ Producers– Bioielli, Pieretti, Vico

PATRIMONIO AOC.      @Patrimonio

  • BLANC= Rolle
  • ROUGE= Nielluccio 90%, Grenache, Sciacarello
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(North), On~Coast~Gulf~Saint-Florent~
    • COMMUNES– Barbaggio, Farinole, Oletta, Patrimonio, Poggio d’Oletta, Saint-Florent, Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Alluvial, Chalk, Clay, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 900 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Antoine Arena, Clos Teddi, Nicolas Mariotti Bindi, Yves Leccia
    • Vineyards– E. Croce, Clos Teddi, Orenga de Gaffory

MUSCAT Du CAP CORSE AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURELate Harvest,  Passito,  Macerated 2 Days On Skins,  Vin Doux Natural(Fortified During Fermentation With?)
    • Estate/ Producers– Antoine Arena, Clos Nicrosi, Gentile, Giudicelli, Jean-Baptiste Arena, Leccia, Marengo, Montemagni, Orenga de Gaffory
  • CULTURE1993AOC. Established (But the Wine Has Been Produced Here For Centuries)

CORSE-CALVI AOC.     @Calvi

  • BLANC= Rolle
  • ROUGE= Granache, Nielluccio, Sciaccarello, Aleatico, Barbarossa, Carcajolo Nero
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(North-West), In Vin de Corse AOC., @Hw.#197
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Monte Grossu, +Alt.?
    • On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic“, “Volcanic
  • VITICULTURE– 276 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– D’Alzipratu, Clos Culombu, Etienne Suzzoni, Maestracci

Corse-du-Sud

AJACCIO AOC.     @Ajaccio

  • BLANC= Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Barbarosso
  • ROUGE= Carcajolo Nero, Carignan, Cinsaut
    • International– Nielluccio AKA=Sangiovese, Sciacarello AKA=Sciaccerellu/Mammolo, Grenache, Montanaccia AKA=Graciano
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(West), On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt. Islands Highest Vineyards
    • On~Coast/ Gulf~Sagone~, On~Liamone/ Prunilli~River~
  • VITICULTURE– 260 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Clos d’Alzeto, Comte Abbatucci, Comte Peraldi, Giacometti(Nat.Pro.), Stilliccionu

SARTENE AOC.     @Sartene

  • BLANC= Barbarossa
  • ROUGE= Aleatico, Cinsaut, Granache, Minustello, Mourvedre, Nielluccio
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(South), In Vin de Corse AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Valley(L’Ortolo)
    • On~Coast/ Gulf~Valinco~, On~Rizzanese/ Ortolo~River~
  • VITICULTURE– 163 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Fiumicicoli, San Michele, Sant Armettu, Saparale

FIGARI AOC.     @Figari

  • BLANC= Barbarossa, Bianco Gentile, Rolle, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Minustello, Nielluccio, Sciaccarello
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(South), In Vin de Corse AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE- 130 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Canarelli

PORTE VECCIO AOC.     @Bonifacio

  • BLANC= Barbarossa, Rolle, Ugni Blanc
  • ROUGE= Aleatico, Grenache, Minustello, Nielluccio
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(South-East), In Vin de Corse AOC.
    • COMMUNES– Bonifacio, Porte-Vecchio, Solenzara
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley”, SLOPES/ Vacca Morta/ Batarchione
    • On~Coast Gulf~Porte Vecchio~
  • VITICULTURE– 88 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Granajolo, Torraccia

Indication Geographique Protégée IGP. of Corsica

  • BLANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Corsica
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Corsica
  • VITICULTURE- Wine Produced In “CORSICA” Non-Conforming to AOC.

ILE De BEAUTE IGP.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Corsica(Greater)
    • Estate/ Producers– Alivetto, Domaine Vetriccie


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