Pierre Hourlier Wines

Corsican Wine

Corsica holds a Mediterranean climate- a warmer, drier climate than in any part of France, and it comes at no surprise that the island of Corsica is well-suited for viticulture. Although much closer geographically, to Italy than France, it has been under rule since 1769 and is classed as a region. Corsica Wine has a diverse collection of grape varieties being grown in the area, with the traditional French varieties appearing alongside examples from further afield, including Spain and Italy. Corsican Wine can be produced under a total of 9 different appellation titles, although the majority of the wine is placed under the title of 'IGP Ile de Beaute', translating as the 'Isle of Beauty'.