One of the most widespread varieties in Corsica is Nielluccio, a variety decribed as a close counterpart of Tuscany’s Sangiovese. The major white grape is Vermentino, which is also called Malvoisie. Sciacarello, which means “the grape that bursts under the teeth”, is a red only found in Corsica.
Since Corsica is effectively a “mountain in the sea”, each of its many valleys enjoys an individual micro-climate. There is also a huge variety of types of soil on the island, all of which are particularly suited to growing vines.
Wines grown on this “Island of Beauty” typically display a truly Corsican character, born from a territory bathed in sunlight, altitude, and Mediterranean sea breezes. From their high-altitude lakes surrounded by pine trees to coves full of clear crystal water and red porphyry cliffs, Corsica enjoys some “all-star” wines :
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