A Corsican Wine Tasting

2.25 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $88 Per Adult

A Corsican Wine Tasting

2.25 Hours
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From (USD) $88 Per Adult

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      A Corsican Wine Tasting

      Ajaccio, Corsica, France
      From (USD) $88 Per Adult
      • Reds and whites: Learn about the three principal types of Corsican wine – Sciacarellu, Niellucciu, and Vermentinu – from a professional oenologist.
      • Tour de Corse: Relax on a sightseeing drive as you travel the island to taste six unique vintages.
      About this Ajaccio tour

      There are three things Corsicans take very, very seriously: family, vendetta, and wine. And when dealing with the first two, Corsicans rely on their wine even more.

      There are four wine regions across the island, and while they fall under France's strict AOC certification requirements, many of the island's winemaking traditions and grapes actually come from Italy, something you'll learn more about on this tour.

      A professional oenologist – someone with a degree in winemaking – will lead you on a vintner's tour of the island, introducing you to the three principal Corsican wines: Sciacarellu and Nielucciu reds, and the Vermentinu white. You'll learn about the processes involved, the differences in various vintages and harvests, and the history of Corsican winemaking.

      Best of all, you'll get to taste the wines – six of the best on the island. One of the most enjoyable parts is identifying all the flavors – the notes – that come from the soil where the grapes are harvested. Your sommelier will help you distinguish the notes in the wines you sample. It's a skill that will stay with you long after you leave Corsica, and you'll never taste wine the same way again.

      Napoleon Bonaparte was a wine snob

      You'd think the son of a Corsican wine-making family would favor Corsican wines, but not Napoleon. In the late 18th century, aristocrats in Europe prized Chambertin, a wine from Burgundy. Napoleon had barrels of it carted along wherever he went, although he did drink it Corsican-style – chilled with ice and diluted with water, as Corsicans still do with their red wines and rosés today.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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