Corsica
: The wines produced

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Rosé has become extremely important in Corsica, representing 67% of all production in 2013 (30% in 2003). In the same period white wine’s share increased from 10 to 20%.
In 2013 total production was 368,000 hl (over 9.7 million gal), a substantial decrease on the 1988 figure of just under 600,000 hl. In 2013 AOC wines represented just over 30% of total production, while the proportion of wine which qualifies as IGP de l’Île de Beauté was nearly 64% with the remaining 6% being table wine.
Nine different appellations exist: Patrimonio, Ajaccio, Muscat de Cap Corse, Vin de Corse (Corsican wine), and Vin de Corse followed by Calvi, Coteaux du Cap Corse, Figari, Porto-Vecchio, or Sartène, all of them in the process of establishing their own viticultural identity.