An emblematic figure of Corsican winemakers, he worked hard to restore the wines of the island of beauty to their original quality and former identity. Corsican PDO grape varieties; a battle led by Christian Imbert with innovative perception and fervour to restore nobility to Corsican vineyards and winemakers. In this regard, it was in May 1972 that he founded UVA Corse, a small group of visionary and ambitious winemakers, the union of winemakers owning cellars of Corsican controlled PDOs. An association of enthusiasts, inspired by respect for the land, the return to traditional Corsican grape varieties (Niellucciu, Sciaccrellu, Malvasia) and the ever-increasing search for the quality and typicality of island wines amid high-speed globalisation. Heirs to these age-old roots, Corsican AOP grape varieties would be obtained in 1976. A single watchword for the UVA Corse: "The vine is wine before money, let us remain free men."