From vines grown in selected north-east facing sites situated around the village of Davayé, the grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in a thermoregulated stainless steel tank, where the wine matured on the fine lees for six months, and bottled in March, following the harvest. In the glass, the wine has a luminescent medium gold color, with flashes of peach pink in the swirl. the classic Mâconnais nose unfurls with aromas of honeyed Bosc pears, Crenshaw melon, dried honeycomb, and sweet freesia, along with fleeting suggestions of white peaches, roasted hazelnuts, allspice, and lavender, as the wine evolves over time. On the palate, the wine is creamy-mineral and pure, with elegant orchard fruit-infused Chardonnay flavors that echo the nose, including Honeycrisp apples and fresh cream, along with hints of toasted brioche, vanilla bean, and apple scented custard that emerge as the wine evolves in the glass. Drink now for its compelling primary fruit, or lay away in your own cool dark cellar for five years or more, if you can wait that long.
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.