our village, Patrimonio, is the most important wine producing region in Corsica. imagine a huge bowl, with the village hanging off the hillside to the east, and then vineyards dominating every other direction, with the Mediterranean a little further west. so vineyards are what we see when we go out onto our terrace, row upon row upon row. harvest time has been in full session for the past few weeks as witnessed by the tractors going up and down the road next to us. going up to the village full of grapes, coming back down empty, i became used to the sound first thing in the morning. however, the last few days have been silent save the normal car traffic so the harvesting must be done.
this is a vineyard of muscat grapes, which are used to make muscat, a heavy, sweet dessert wine.