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Ile de Beauté

Ile de Beauté

Description to Ile de Beauté

IGP area on the island Corsica; the name means "island of beauty". It belongs to the huge IGP area Méditerranée, The island is often shared with the French wine-growing region around 160 kilometers to the west Provence considered as a unit. The vineyards for IGP wines comprise 3,200 hectares of vines, which is almost half of the stock. But these account for around three quarters of Corsican production.

Ile de Beauté - Poggio-d’Oletta (Upper Corsica)

By clearings of land, planting international grape varieties and reducing the yield From the 2000s onwards, the quality of IGP wines improved. Around 35% red wines, 45% rose wines and 20% white wines are produced. All varieties permitted on the island can be used for this. The main red ones are Sciaccarello ( mammolo ) Aleatico. Barbarossa, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Nielluccio ( Sangiovese ), the main white ones are Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) Vermentino and Biancu Gentile, Well-known producers are Cave Cooperative d'Aghione, Cave Cooperative d'Aleria, Cave Cooperative de la Marana, Clos Nicrosi, Domaine Boccheciampe, Domaine Comte Abbatucci and Domaine du Mont Saint-Jean.

By Pierre Bona - Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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