Although closer to Italy, Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea that has been under French rule since 1769 and considered alongside the other 26 regions of France. Corsica offers a variety of wines from dry white wines to subtle rosé’s and light reds; Generally made to be sipped young, chilled, and sitting on their world-renown picturesque beaches. Corsica’s influence from being close to Italy certainly shows as two of their predominant wines are the Italian classic grapes, Vermentino and Sangiovese. Even with a Mediterranean climate, winemakers here have expanded their diverse portfolio’s with grapes including Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Carignan. Key Corsica wine districts are Ajaccio, Patrimonio, Calvi, Sartene, Porto-Vecchio, Coteaux-du-Cap-Corse, Muscat-du-Cap-Corse, and Figari; All featuring their own winemaking styles. Enjoy these lovely Corsican wines as aperitifs or as an accompaniment to your Mediterranean meal.