The appellation named after the village of the same name in the far north of Corsica
extends from the Gulf of Saint-Florent west of Bastia to the south. It partly overlaps with the AC Muscat du Cap Corse
. The vineyards cover just under 400 hectares of limestone soil. Over 80% of the red wines and rosés are produced from at least 90% Nielluccio, as well as Grenache Noir, Sciacarello and Vermentino. The white wine is made from Vermentino (here called Malvoisie). Well known producers are Antoine Arena, Clos de Bernardi, Domaine de Catarelli, Domaine Gentile, Domaine Giacometti, Domaine Leccia, Clos Marfisi, Clos Montemagni, Orenga de Gaffory, Domaine Pastricciola, Domaine Aliso Rossi and Clos Teddi.