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 :

A.O.C. PATRIMONIO ET COTEAUX DU CAP-CORSE  & A.O.C. AJACCIO

Additional information

travel-typeExperience with a Private Vehicle
travel-styleClassics (Adults), Couple/Romance, Friends, Graduation Trip, Solo travel, Team Building, Women travel
tour-duration4 Days
Guests (max)6
level-of-difficultyLight ot Moderate
limited-mobilityNo
kids-friendlyYes
interestsArchitecture, Art History, Cuisine, Food Market, French Country, Gourmet, History, Painting, Photography, Shopping, UNESCO sites, Wine & cheese

Olivier - DocentOlivier

Greetings from Corsica! I’m Olivier, a Nationally & Officially Licensed Docent as well as a WSET Graduate and I love France and beyond!

More about me

Corsican Barrels
Sleep within the vineyards
Indulge your palate in a Corsican kitchen
Charming Accomodation, Corsica
French Country, Corsican style

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5 out of 5
December 11, 2017

We were on our way to Morocco with a group tour and decided to stop 4 days on our own in Corsica with Olivier. This is one of our best decision ever ! Olivier is dedicated, passionate and seriously FUN ! The tastings were amazing. It was the first time we had picked a Private Tour Experience and it makes all of the difference 🙂 Thanks !

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