Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire


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A taste of Corsica

Known as the Ile de Beau in french – Corsica offers glorious scenerycorsica and the island also produces some interesting wines, which Yapp Bros are now stocking – and Yapp know their France and french wines:-

Despite the thirsty attentions of tourists in situ and the Corsicans themselves, we have managed to secure and ship some wonderful wines for your (and our) enjoyment over the past five years. Aromatic dry whites, pale rosés for uplifting summer drinking, juicy, spicy reds with lots of earthy fruit interwoven with supple tannins and, not to be overlooked, the luscious, rare sweet Muscat from the Cap Corse that exudes heady orange blossom aromas and a decadent honeyed palate.

The local speciality is probably the Vermentino grape which produces light aromatic dry whites – but the island can also produce good reds – think central Italy which is on the same latitude – i.e about 100 miles south of the French Riviera with a mountainous terrain.

For more info on these Corsican wines see Yapp Bros

Easyjet fly from London and there are many air connections within France to the island. Or you can catch the ferry from Nice, Toulon, Marseille etc.

Go in July and enjoy the festival of the Sea (Festa di Mare) on 26/27 July 2009

SANTA SEVERA, marine de Luri, comes alive each year during the last weekend of July. This year numerous activities are programmed: bric-a-brac, kayak initiation, poetry competition on a marine theme, water jousting, boules competition. All the children are invited to parade during the traditional Sunday afternoon carnival. An Indian group will animate the evening with songs and dances.

For more info on Corsica see http://english.visit-corsica.com