Terroirs & Grape Varieties
Like a mountain immersed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Corsica is a sun-drenched island with its climate, topography, soils and history composing jointly an one-on-a-kind terroir.
At a very early stage, it became obvious that this land marked by a strong personality and passion, would be a wine land. The vine-growing appeared here in the 6th century BC with the Phoceans settled in Alalia (ancient designation of Aleria) on the eastern coast of Corsica. The eastern coast is made up of coastal and sedimentary plateaux with mainly limestone, sandstone and sandy soils. We can also find silico-clay and clay soils.
Thanks to this remarkable diversity of terroirs, our cooperative which brings together more than 1,650 hectares of vineyards is able to fully express all the typicity of Corsican wines.
Our Grape varieties
Wines from the Cave of Aleria reflect an exceptional diversity of grapes. While tasting these wines, you will notice that the grape variety is not a sole determinant. In fact, the nature of the soils influences significantly color, tannin and alcohol degree.
Our different wine ranges are made from following grapes: white wine from Vermentinu and Biancu Gentile, rosé and red wine from Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu, Grenache (also called Corsican Alicante or Elegante), Merlot and Syrah.