Covering 7,000 hectares, the Corsican wine growing region enjoys a climat that is both Mediterranean and Alpine. Although very sunny, it is particularly exposed to wind. Its relief affects the rainfall, which can be abundant in high-altitude areas.Corsica has a true wealth of around thirty native grape varieties (sciaccarellu, niellucciu vermentinu) and 9 appellations. Famous for its red wines, Corsica also produces white wines and rosé wines.