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May 04

Wine (Vin) Appellation d’Origine Contrôlee

 

AOC Wine region Estimate date Comments
Ajaccio Corsica 1984 Before 1984 a designation within Corse or Vin du Corse under the alternative names Ajaccio or Coteaux d’Ajaccio

Ajaccio is an Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) for wine situated in Corsica, France as a part of the Corsica wine region. Ajaccio was earlier known as Coteaux d’Ajaccio and covers a vast stretch of land that looks down over the Mediterranean Sea The wine-growing tradition in this area, one of the oldest traditions on the island, has grown up around carefully maintained estates and plots of land. Often seen as the jewel in the crown of Corsican grape varieties, Sciaccarellu grapes tend to give both red and rosé wines a distinctive flavor and elegance.Coteaux d’Ajaccio was awarded VDQS status in 1971, became an AOC in 1976 as part of the larger Corse AOC, and became a separate AOC in 1984.

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