Top 100 wines of Corsica

Discover the top 100 best wines of Corsica as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Corsica and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Corsica

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, located between the southeast coast of Provence and the west coast of Tuscany. Although it is closer to Italy, Corsica has been under French rule since 1769 and is one of the 26 regions of France. The island's Italian origins are evident in its wines, which are mainly made from the classic Italian grapes Vermentino and Sangiovese (known here as Rolle and Nielluccio respectively). Despite its remoteness, Corsican winemakers have amassed an impressive and diverse portfolio of grape varieties - there are very few places on Earth where Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Barbarossa grow side by side.

More than 40 of them, mostly of Spanish, Italian and French origin, are allowed to be used in quality wines. Despite this wonderful diversity, most of them are only used in IGP wines; only a small handful of varieties are used in Corsican AOC wines (see French wine labels). Just as Corsica's Italian history is evident in the local wines, so is the French connection. The classic grape varieties of southern France are all present here to some extent; Grenache is a main ingredient in many Corsican red wines, and Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsaut and Carignan all play a supporting role.

Discover the grape variety: Sangiovese

Originally from Italy, it is the famous Sangiovese of Tuscany producing the famous wines of Brunello de Montalcino and Chianti. This variety is registered in the Official Catalogue of Wine Grape Varieties, list A1. According to recent genetic analysis, it is the result of a natural cross between the almost unknown Calabrese di Montenuovo (mother) and Ciliegiolo (father).

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Corsica

wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food, sweet desserts or beef such as recipes of quick coconut milk chicken, grandma's cherry clafoutis or light beef lasagna.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Corsica

On the nose in the region of Corsica often reveals types of flavors of peach, salt or anise and sometimes also flavors of sage, vegetal or floral. In the mouth in the region of Corsica is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.