Domaine Corsin

Burgundy, burgundy France

Domaine Corsin has established an excellent reputation for making wines in Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé since 1864. They were among the first to label the wines as Pouilly-Fuissé and Mâcon blanc.

Joseph Jacquet, the founder of the domaine, had only two hectares of Chardonnay when he started making wine. In 1971, with the advent of the Saint-Véran appellation, Joseph's grandson André acquired new vineyards in Davayé and Pouilly-Fuissé. His two sons, Jean-Jacques and Gilles, subsequently joined him in the family business. The domaine is now in its fifth generation and owns 13.6 hectares of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais.

The Mâcon-Villages is made from fruit grown on north-east facing slopes at an altitude of 200 - 280 metres above sea level in the villages of Davayé and Solutré. This unoaked Mâcon is bright gold with refreshing citrus fruit on the palate and a long finish. The Tirage Précoce Saint-Véran, which means "early racking", is unique to Domaine Corsin. It is an unoaked Chardonnay matured on its fine lees until it is ready for bottling. It has light, refreshing acidity, lemon aromatics and steely minerality. The Saint-Véran Vieilles Vignes is made from fruit from 40 year old vines on average. It is fermented in stainless steel, with 35% of the wine aged in oak barrels on fine lees for eight months, with occasional bâtonnage. It offers flavours of citrus and yellow peach complemented by a bright acidity that lifts the aromas on the finish. The Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes is made from vines which are 55 years old on average, located in Fuissé and Solutré in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Forty percent of the wine is aged in oak barrels (20% new) on its fine lees with occasional bâtonnage. After the wine has matured for 10 months, it is blended and bottled at the end of the summer following the harvest.


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