2015 Domaine Corsin, Pouilly-Fuisse `Aux Chailloux`

2015 Domaine Corsin, Pouilly-Fuisse `Aux Chailloux`

2015 Dom. Corsin, Pouilly-Fuisse `Aux Chailloux`

The vineyards are located at Solutré, in the heart of the appellation, on clay and limestone soils. The `Aux Chailloux` comes from vines which are 60 years old on average.

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Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

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This wine is pale golden in colour with intense aromas of stone fruit and white flowers, intertwined with notes of toast and oak. The palate is powerful with layered notes of peach, lemon pith and golden pear balanced by bright acidty which drives the long, rich finish.

2015 Domaine Corsin, Pouilly-Fuisse `Aux Chailloux`

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

'Aux Chailloux' is a single vineyard with north-easterly exposure. The vines are rooted in clay-limestone soils at an altitude between 200 and 280 metres, around the village of Solutré. The `Aux Chailloux` comes from vines which are 60 years old on average. This single vineyard is a proposed premier cru site included in the future classication of Pouilly-Fuissé.

The grapes were harvested by hand before being gently pressed, then cold fermented. 50% of the wine was aged in stainless-steel tanks while the remaining 50% was matured in oak barrels, of which 10% was new, on fine lees with stirring for nine months.

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.