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The legendary fame of the Corsican vineyard begins well before the Greeks.
As the vine grew in the wild, these small berries were already so sweet in the palate.
Much later, this plant, put into cultivation and finally domesticated, will be considered one of the
great conquests of mankind, for the source of a sacred drink.

Thus Corsican wines owe ...
The legendary fame of the Corsican vineyard begins well before the Greeks.
As the vine grew in the wild, these small berries were already so sweet in the palate.
Much later, this plant, put into cultivation and finally domesticated, will be considered one of the
great conquests of mankind, for the source of a sacred drink.

Thus Corsican wines owe their strong identity to a know-how, a legacy of a wine tradition that
dates back to antiquity.

Six centuries BC, the Greeks made alalia wine (Aleria) one of their favourite beverages.
The Romans took over.

In 35 BC, Virgil already evoked the qualities of the wine of Balagne, Ruby colour and pleasant
to taste. During the centuries of invasions and unrest that followed the fall of the Roman Empire, the
vine survived, awaiting the return of peace... and winegrowers.

In the 11th century, becoming administrators of the island, the Pisans put Corsican wine in the ciboriums
of their priests and the goblets of their notables.

A century later, having replaced them, the Genoese did likewise.
After 1769, French sovereignty did not end the wine-growing activity and its exports
to Northern Italy, quite the contrary!

After 1850, brake. The powdery mildew and Phyloxera raved the vineyard. These plunder were
but overcome by determined men. And at the end of the century, there was even a recovery
outside sales and the growth of major areas. However, from the early years
of the twentieth century, a general collapse of wine prices halted this expansion.

The great war finished the decline. She killed the men, the vines and the
commercial links. There remained only islands of production on the margins of the market.
Fifty years passed before Island viticulture became a real economic sector.
Heiresses of these millennia roots, the A.O. C (appellation of origin controlled) of today
were determined by the location and proportion of indigenous grape varieties, as well as by the
the natural specificities of each vineyard terroir. These are all elements that compose today
the identity of corsan wines and make their specificity.

With a recognized know-how and knowing how to make the most of natural assets that the whole world
desire, corsan winegrowers continue to develop a "quality" approach.
They prefer the selection and improvement of local grape varieties, use new technologies
(vinification, bottling, ageing) to enhance, always and again, their production.
Thus, they obey the Winemaker's Millennial ethic: that is, men in search of the best,
feeling invested with a history and know-how that they must preserve, value and convey.

These are the keys to the success that Corsican wine now knows.
Source: www.vinsdecorse.com

Tip: alcohol abuse is dangerous to health. To consume in moderation.
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