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Ajaccio

The after the birthplace of the same name Napoleon (1769-1821) named appellation lies on the west coast of the French island Corsica in the department of Corse-du-Sud. The vineyards cover 200 hectares of vineyards on slopes on weathered granite traversed clay soil on a granite base. They are located in 36 municipalities semi-circular around the Gulf of Ajaccio and the Gulf of Sagone. The mainly produced red wines and rosé wines will total at least 60% Barbarossa, Nielluccio Sangiovese, Sciaccarello = mammolo (to 40%) and the white variety Malvoisie de Corse / Vermentinu ( Vermentino ), and a maximum of 40% Grenache Noir logo CNRS logo INIST Garnacha Tinta. Cinsault and Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) blended. The white wines are 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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