Corsica vineyards are situated all along the coasts of the island, on granite (South and West), schist (North) and chalky soils. The climate is very hot and sunny, tempered by the Mediterranean sea.
Corsica produces 9 AOC wines : Ajaccio, Patrimonio, AOC village (Calvi, Figari, Sartène, Porto-Vecchio, Cap Corse), a sweet wine, Muscat du Cap Corse, and a regional AOC, Vins de Corse. These wines are mainly rosés (40 to 50 %), reds (30 to 40 %) and there are some whites (10 to 20 %).
The type of vines used are Barbarossa (red and rosé) with flowers aromas, Bianco Gentile which has aromas of exotic fruit, apricot, Aleatico, powerful and balanced (for red wines), Vermentinu (for white wines and rosés) with a dry and mineral character, Sciaccarellu (for red and rosé), red fruit, spices, burned wood and ’maquis’ flowers, and Niellucciu, a red vine with a perfume of ’hare fur and liquorice’, touches of red fruit and wood.