A Place : Corsica
Corsica is a small island situated just off the Italian coast. It enjoys an exceptional climate and plenty of sunshine. It is also the least arid of all the Mediterranean islands and the diversity of its landscapes are what makes it truly unique. As well as its rich history, this small island was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and has enjoyed a very long and colourful past. It is reputed for its superb natural landscapes and idyllic beaches which are among the most beautiful in the world. The interior of the island is full of magnificent lakes and breathtaking views.
The Aghione Vineyard
Situated between the sea and the mountains, nestled in breathtaking landscapes punctuated with snowy mountain tops and beaches of white sand, our vineyards cover 850 hectares, all of which lie adjacent to our vinification cellars.
The vineyards benefit from the sea breezes as well as the cool terroirs on the piedmont slopes. The Mediterranean climate and high levels of sunshine are tempered by the cooling influence of the mountains.
The diverse terroirs here are composed of sandy soils, which give the wines their freshness, clay soils for mineral character and metamorphic rocks (leptynite and green serpentinite) for tannin.
Endemic / indigenous varietals
Corsica’s geographical location means that our vines benefit from a Mediterranean climate with high levels of sunshine which are tempered by the influence of the mountains.
Our planting is primarily made up of the following three noble grape varieties:
Niellucciu for the reds
Sciaccarellu for the rosés
Vermentinu & biancu gentile for the whites
Our wines have picked up numerous awards in national and international wine competitions