According to the decree creating the appellation, to qualify for the Ile de Beauté IGP
(PGI), the wines must be produced from grapes harvested in the départements of the Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. The Ile de Beauté
vin de pays is derived from the great variety of terroirs created by the diversity of Corsican soils. The climate is of course Mediterranean. The appellation's approximate 3,150 hectares of vineyards permit an annual production of around 200,000 hectolitres of wine. The Ile de Beauté wines from Domaine Antoine Arena, Robert Skalli and Yves Leccia are particularly outstanding.
The varieties authorized for the Ile de Beauté Protected Geographical Indication are numerous and representative of the vines grown on the island: Aléatico, Barbarossa, Carignan, Ganson, Gramon, Lledoner Pelut, Mourvèdre, Nielluccio, Portan, Tempranillo, Ugni, Vermentino, Biancu Gentile, Codivarta, Morrastel and many other grape varieties commonly found on the continent.
There are two types of Ile de Beauté wines: varietal wines, which are vins de pays sold with a brand name or the name of the domaine, and the Vins de Pays Primeurs, released from the third Thursday of October and produced with a taste profile that delivers immediate drinking pleasure.