Corse is the French name for Corsica, a French Mediterranean island, immediately north of Sardinia, with its prefecture at Ajaccio. It consists of two departments, Corse du Sud and Haute-Corse. Sheep and goats are raised amongst the maquis or macchia, the brush which coveres the mountainous slopes. It is well known for its smoked pork products, olives, chestnuts, vines, citrus fruits and Broccio cheese. Red, white and rosé wines made in Corsica, known as Vin de Corse, with the added names of Patrimonio, Coteaux de Cap Corse, Calvi, (Coteaux d’) Ajaccio, Figari-Porto-Vecchio and Sartène. It takes many of its influences from Italy.



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