Saint-Véran Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Corsin

Domaine Corsin has established an excellent reputation for making wines in Saint Veran...

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 Veran 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. Today, the domaine, now in its fifth generation, owns 13.6 hectares of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais.

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Vineyards

This vineyard benefits from a north-easterly exposure, it is situated around the village of Davayé. The Chardonnay vines are rooted in clay-limestone soils at an altitude of 200 metres, and have an average age of 40 years.

Vintage Information

Southern Burgundy experienced a warm summer with little rainfall, which brought the harvest forward. The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at full ripeness and the resulting wines are full of stone fruit characters, with more richness and lower acidity levels.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested by hand before being gently pressed, cold fermented and aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks. 35% of the wine was matured in old oak vats, with the rest being matured in stainless steel for 8 months.

Tasting Notes

Domaine Corsin's Saint-Véran ‘Vieilles Vignes’ has a glinting light gold colour with green hues. Its complex bouquet shows aromas of fruit and white flowers, intertwined with woody notes. On the palate, this wine is full and round with a prolonged minerality and slightly acidic flavour.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties
Winemaker André Corsin
Alcohol (ABV) 14%