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 vineyard benefits from an easterly exposure, the soils are composed of loam and limestone on the surface and complex clays underground. The Chardonnay vines are planted at an altitude of 220 and 260 metres above sea level according to the vineyard plots, which are situated around the villages of Fuissé and Solutré, and the hamlet of Pouilly. The vines are 55 years old and are planted at a density of 8,500 vines/hectare, two factors which control the yield and result in high concentration of flavour in the grapes.
Southern Burgundy experienced a warm summer with little rainfall in 2015, 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 grapes were harvested by hand before being gently pressed, then cold fermented. 40% of the wine was matured in oak barrels (20% of which was new) on fine lees with stirring for 10 months.
The Domaine Corsin's Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vieilles Vignes’ displays a bright golden colour with a hint of green. Its subtle bouquet shows notes of woody-vanilla, that add to the sophisticated fullness of the palate, and is underlined by a generous toasted bread character.
|Grape varieties||100% Chardonnay|
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