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Ajaccio

After the hometown of the same name Napoleon (1769-1821) named appellation lies on the west coast of the French island Corsica in the Corse-du-Sud department. The vineyards cover 200 hectares of vineyards on a slope on clay soil with weathered granite on a granite base. They are in semicircles in 36 municipalities around the Gulf of Ajaccio and the Gulf of Sagone. The mainly produced red and rose wines are made up of at least 60% Barbarossa, Nielluccio = Sangiovese, Sciaccarello = mammolo (40%) and the white variety Malvoisie de Corse / Vermentinu ( Vermentino ), as well as a maximum of 40% Grenache Noir in total Garnacha Tinta. Cinsault and Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) blended. The white wines are made from Vermentino and a maximum of 20% Ugni Blanc Trebbiano Toscano vinified. Well-known producers are Domaine Comte Abbatucci, Clos d'Alzeto, Clos Ornasca, Domaine Comte Peraldi, Domaine de Pietrella.

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