🇫🇷FRANCECorsica


CORSICA IS  AOC.9     IGP.1    @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 EcologicalZones CoastalZone, Coastal LowlandsZone, High AlpineZone

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Schist, Chalk, Clay

CLIMATE Mediterranean With Maritime 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)

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**Corsica Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase 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- MetamorphicSchist, Basalt, Granite
  • VITICULTURE-  74 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE Rappu(Vin Doux Naturel Made With Aleatico Grapes)
    • Estate/ Producers- Bioielli, Jean-Baptiste Arena, 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
    • Estate/ Producers Antoine Arena, Clos Nicrosi, Gentile, Giudicelli, Jean-Baptiste Arena, Leccia, Marengo, Montemagni, Orenga de Gaffory
  • VINICULTURE- Late Harvest,  Passito,  Macerated 2 Days On Skins,  Vin Doux Natural(Fortified During Fermentation With?)
  • CULTURE- 1993 AOC. Officially Established

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.), Granit, 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.
  • TOPOGRAPHYFlat/ 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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