From vines planted more than forty years ago, on northeast facing clay-limestone hillsides above the village of Davayé, the grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks, after which one third of the wine was matured in a mix of used barrels for eight months.
In a good large Burgundy glass, the wine has a saturated, bright golden color, with flashes of green just at the edge. The generous nose showcases 2015 ripeness, with aromas of sun-warmed golden delicious apples, white peaches, dried apricots, and wildflower honey alternating with more fleeting suggestions of cinnamon bark, coriander, grated nutmeg, and parsley as the wine evolves in the glass.
On the palate, the texture is creamy and voluptuous, with mouthfilling, near tropical ripe tree-fruit flavors that echo the nose, all infused with limestone-mineral salinity, bright green apple acidity, and delicate citrus-oil bitterness.
About this wine producer: Gilles Corsin splits his time between the courtier business he took over from his father twenty-five years ago, and the cellar at Domaine Corsin, where he makes the finest wine in Saint-Véran. As a courtier, he tastes the wine of dozens of growers and cooperatives, and is responsible for the purchase of thousands of hectoliters for Georges Dubœuf, Louis Jadot, and Jean-Marie Guffens’ Maison Verget. Tasting so many wines from so many sources gives him a unique frame of reference when he tastes his own. Jean-Jacques Corsin, who has recently retired, has passed along his calm and deliberate manner to his son Jeremie Corsin – all the better for a young vineyard manager whose decisions may have consequences that last for decades. There is no doubt that together, Gilles and Jeremie will be a great team.