Domaine Corsin, Saint Véran, Vielles Vignes
This wine has a gorgeous fresh apple and pear-centered palate, balancing creaminess from sensible oak use, with natural Chardonnay acidity. It's wonderful wine and wonderful Burgundy to boot. Delicious as a partner with seafood or poultry, but it is extremely good with pâté and butter on crunchy bread.
Saint Véran is a village in the Macon region in Burgundy. Because it's not one of the Cote d'Or villages, it has been often looked at as a poor cousin to the likes of Saint Aubin or Saint Romain (possibly just too many Saints...) which themselves are sometimes thought of as poor cousins of Meursault and the Montrachets. Lots of poverty? Not a bit of it. They each offer a different version of Chardonnay, a different perspective through its kaleidoscope and though some are better than others, very, very few could ever be less than superb. In fact, in our current era of rocketing Burgundy prices, it is the non-Cote d'Or villages (or at least the non-Meursault and Montrachet ones) that are moving into the consumer's focus because they offer excellent value for money. Very high quality villages-level white Burgundy? Yes please...
The vineyards owned and managed by Gilles and Jean Jacques Corsin cover just over 13 hectares in the Macon country in the south of Burgundy. Their Saint Véran is a superb example of the quality that the region as a whole (and the village specifically) can achieve in the right hands.
- Medium Bodied
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