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THE VINEYARDS OF THE CORSIN DOMAIN:
A FAMILY HISTORY

Born in 1864 in the heart of the Pouilly vineyards, Joseph Jacquet turned naturally towards the exploitation of the vine and began with 2 hectares.

In 1901, his daughter Marie married Francis Corsin, vine grower in his own right and owner of 2.5 hectares in Davayé. Their son, Joseph Corsin continued the family work whose domain is now spread over three communes: Davayé, Fuissé and Solutré. In 1935, after the creation of the A.O.C., he provided a decisive impulse for the future of the business: he was among the first to market part of his production in bottles, as Pouilly-Fuissé and Mâcon blanc. At the same time, he developed a broking activity for renowned traders one of whom was an importer of fine-wines in the United States. From then on the Corsin Domain took on an international dimension from Tokyo to New York and its wines won many prizes.

His son André Corsin continued the adventure. In 1971, at the birth of the Saint-Véran appellation, André extended the exploitation to the commune of Davayé and acquired new vineyard-plots in Pouilly-Fuissé. His two sons, Jean-Jacques in 1974 and Gilles in 1983, joined him in the family which was to be developed and now covers13.6 hectares. Today, this fifth generation passionately perpetuates the family know-how, the stamp of the white wines of the Corsin Domain for over a century.