The best wines of Corsica

Discover the best wines of Corsica as well as the best winemakers of Corsica and estates of Corsica to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Corsica and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Corsica by region

Looking for a good wine of Corsica among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Corsica. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Corsica with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Corsica

Red wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or pork such as recipes of beef bourguignon for beginners, vitello tonnato or pork stew with bacon and cream.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Corsica

On the nose the red wine of the region of Corsica. often reveals types of flavors of peach, sage or black cherries and sometimes also flavors of jam, cranberry or chocolate.

The best vintages in red wine of Corsica

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.98/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Corsica

  • Nielluccio
  • Sciacarello
  • Sangiovese
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Corsica.

Discovering the wine region of Corsica

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, located between the southeast coast of France/provence">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.

Great white wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Corsica

White wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef african style, lamb tagine with vegetables and preserved lemons or baked sea bream.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Corsica

On the nose the white wine of the region of Corsica. often reveals types of flavors of earth, peach or raspberry and sometimes also flavors of oaky, earthy or non oak.

The best vintages in white wine of Corsica

  • 2007 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.93/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.92/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.91/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Corsica

  • Vermentino
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache
  • Nielluccio
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Corsica.

Discover the grape variety: Nielluccio

The black Nielluccio is a grape variety originating from Italy. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. The black Nielluccio can be found in several vineyards: Provence & Corsica, South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sparkling wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Corsica

Sparkling wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts or spicy food such as recipes of traditional pastry flan or grilled pork ribs with barbecue sauce.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Corsica

  • 2017 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.92/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.90/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Corsica

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Nielluccio
  • Moscato

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Corsica.

The word of the wine: SGN

Selection of noble grains. Appellation reserved for a type of sweet wine produced in Alsace.

Great pink wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Corsica

Pink wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or veal such as recipes of beef tagine with prunes and almonds, real savoyard fondue or tournedos rossini with port sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Corsica

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Corsica. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, citrus fruit or raspberry and sometimes also flavors of honey, citrus or grapefruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Corsica

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.70/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Corsica

  • Sciacarello
  • Nielluccio
  • Grenache
  • Sangiovese
  • Merlot
  • Cinsault

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Corsica.

Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Corsica

Sweet wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of phad thai (thai style fried noodles) or yoghurt cake.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Corsica

  • 2012 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Corsica

  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Corsica.

The word of the wine: Color

The colour of wines is characterized by its intensity and its nuances of hue. The intensity is specific to each grape variety, while the nuances of colour are linked to the evolution of the wine over time.

Great natural sweet wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Corsica

Natural sweet wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of pork gyros or chocolate mousse.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Corsica

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Corsica. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, peach or apricot and sometimes also flavors of honey, melon or earth.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Corsica

  • 2010 With an average score of 4.07/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.82/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Corsica

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Muscatel

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Corsica

A wine route planned in the region of Corsica? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Corsica.

Discover the grape variety: Vermentino

The vermentino grape variety was widespread in Italy, Sardinia and Corsica. Today, Vermentino is grown in the regions bordering the Mediterranean, mainly in Provence (Côtes de Provence, Bellet), Corsica (Corse Calvi), Languedoc (Côtes du Roussillon, Costières de Nîmes) and the Rhône Valley (Côtes du Luberon). Because it ripens late, Vermentino requires a warm climate for its development and can only be grown in regions with good sun exposure. Conversely, cold or temperate climates do not allow it to ripen properly. Vermentino is only susceptible to powdery mildew. When vinified on its own, Vermentino produces a single-variety dry white wine that is light and full-bodied with a pale yellow color. It can also be blended with other grape varieties such as Ugni Blanc, Cinsault and Grenache, in which case its low acidity makes it light and fresh. Vermentino belongs to the grape varieties of Ajaccio, Corsica and Corbières. The aromas released by this variety are multiple. One can detect notes of fresh apple, green almond, sweet spices, hawthorn, ripe pear and fresh pineapple.

Great unknow wines of Corsica

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Corsica

Unknow wines from the region of Corsica go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

News from the vineyard of Corsica

The Mâcon plus appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the appellation Mâcon plus geographical denomination . The tectonics and the very different nature of the rocks that make up the subsoil of this region explain the great variety of soils found in this part fo Bourgogne. It also explains why each wine offers a different personnality. This vid ...

The Rully appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the Rully appellation. Here the vineyard is planted on different hills which have very different gelogicial characteristics. It partly explains the great diversity in the expression of the Rully wines. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 20 ...

Decanter magazine latest issue: February 2022

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