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Ile de Beauté

IGP area on the island of Corsica; the name means "island of beauty". It belongs to the huge IGP area Méditerranée. The island is often regarded as a unit together with the French wine-growing region of Provence, which lies some 160 kilometres to the west. The vineyards for IGP wines comprise 3,200 hectares of vines, which is almost half of the stock. However, these produce around three quarters of Corsica's production.

Ile de Beauté - Poggio-d’Oletta (Haute-Corse)

The quality of IGP wines has improved as a result of grubbing up areas, planting international varieties and reducing yields from the 2000s onwards. About 35% of the wines produced are red wines, 45% rosé wines and 20% white wines. All varieties approved on the island can be used for this purpose. The most important red ones are Sciaccarello(Mammolo), Aleatico, Barbarossa, Carignan Noir(Mazuelo) and Nielluccio(Sangiovese), the most important white ones are Ugni Blanc(Trebbiano Toscano), Vermentino and Biancu Gentile. Well known producers are Cave Coopérative d'Aghione, Cave Cooperative d'Aleria, Cave Coopérative de la Marana, Clos Nicrosi, Domaine Boccheciampe, Domaine Comte Abbatucci and Domaine du Mont Saint-Jean.

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