Situated on the central west side of Corsica, Ajaccio covers around 220 hectares, planted mainly with the red Sciacarello, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and the white Vermentino.
Corse Calvi is a historical wine growing area in the north west of Corsica. Pretty hilltop villages face the sea. Around 300 hectares are planted in granite and clay soils in the Figarella and Régino valleys.
Corse Figari AOC covers wine production at the southern tip of Corsica, between the villages of Monacia d’Aullene and Sartene. Production here is primarily red and rosé wine, although there is a small amount of white made.
Île de Beauté is Corsica’s catch-all regional appellation for wines produced on the island and permits an plethora of grape varieties, some of which are potentially active to Corsica. With around 65% of the wine produced bottled under this category quality inevitably varies.
Patrimonio AOC on the island of Corsica produces interesting wines. The soils here are predominantly limestone, rather than the granite that characterises the rest of the island.