A terroir unlike any other! How could it be otherwise, on this island in the middle of the Mediterranean with a highest peak that reaches 2,000 metres? The Corsican wine region enjoys an exceptional location between the sea and the mountains, and enjoys an incredibly sunny, Mediterranean climate with around 3,000 hours of sun per year over an area of nearly 3,000 square kilometres.
The Wine Trail around the “Isle of Beauty” will take you around the coastline of Cap Corse in the north to the wines of Porto-Vecchio and Figari in the south, passing through Calvi and Ajaccio on the way. All you have to do to complete the tour of the vineyards is to hug the coastline! A number of different wine growing estates will welcome you, inviting you to taste their wines, showing off their winemaking techniques and talking about their heritage and values. It’s worth noting, by the way, that the great majority of winemakers in Corsica are women – another unique characteristic of this unique region.
Let the region’s landscapes, cuisine (including lonzu (salted pork fillet), prisuttu (local dry-cured ham), and brocciu cheese). There is also a rich cultural heritage to discover as you tour the vineyards: don’t forget to stop and visit the port of Centuri, the Macinaggio Tower, the citadel in Calvi, the Gulf of Saint-Laurent, and the towns of Bastia, Bonifacio and Patrimonio. The list goes on, and you’ll be bowled over by the richness of the island’s culture.