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.
The vineyards have a north-easterly exposure, the Chardonnay vines are situated around the village of Davayé. Alternating gentle and steep slopes provides the vines with optimal exposure and good sunlight, aiding the maturity of the grapes.
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.
The Tirage Précoce Saint Veran, which means “early racking”, is unique to Domaine Corsin. The grapes are harvested by hand before being gently pressed, cold fermented and aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks. It is unoakedand matures on fine lees until it is ready for bottling. It has light, refreshing acidity, lemon aromatics and steely minerality.
Shiny pale gold in colour with green tints. The bouquet is fine and delicate, with fresh fruit aromas and a touch of stony minerality. The palate is full and complex, with a harmonious balance of fruitiness, minerality and fresh acidity.
|Grape varieties||100% Chardonnay|
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