The Patrimonio AOC
is a Corsican appellation covering the Nebbio (meaning fog) region. At the foot of Cap Corse, the Patrimonio appellation opens on to the Gulf of Saint-Florent, with its plain, its hills and its valleys. Its dense network of rivers and ridges enclose it to the east towards Bastia and to the south towards the Désert des Agriate.
The Patrimonio AOC enjoys a particularly diverse terroir from the Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Periods. The soils are clay-limestone, schist or granite. The climate is Mediterranean: the seasonal winds (such as the Maestrale and the Libeccio) influence the vegetation and the basins' lowest-lying areas are vulnerable to frost. Mist is also very common, making the Patrimonio vineyards particularly vulnerable to mildew.
The Patrimonio AOC produces red and rosé wines primarily from the Nielluccio grape variety and white wines from the Vermentino. Domaine Yves Leccia, Clos Teddi and Domaine Giudicelli produce particularly representative examples of the quality and distinctive character of the Patrimonio terroir.