2012 Domaine Corsin Pouilly – Fuuissé
Updated: Feb 26
When you think about most wines from the Mâconnais, decent, solid, simple wines come to mind. The main exception for that is the delicious wine that comes from the Appellation Pouilly – Fuuissé. With a perfect balance of clay and limestone, this region is perfect for Chardonnay vines. The 55 year old vines this wine is made from show us just what can happen when ideal conditions are met with craftsmanship and intimate knowledge of how to craft a good bottle of wine.
When you pour this wine, it has a great golden color and the nose has the trademark scents of any good Pouilly – Fuuissé. You will instantly get Bartlett pears, golden apples, cream, and a light hint of citrus zest and stone fruit. Take a sip and you find the palate matches the nose, but not until after you notice just how savory and mouth coating it is. The mineralogy of the limestone jumps out and mixes well with the addition of vanilla and slight bit of toast. We left two glasses sit for about an hour and a half and came back to it and all of these flavors were magnified but with more depth and smoothness. You can crack this wine open and drink it all on its own, but if you give it a pairing
of chicken, seafood, or goat milk cheese and you will be one happy camper.