Château Corbin has a 13 hectare vineyard in the commune of Saint Emilion, very close to the Pomerol appellation. It's origins can be traced to a property that, in the 15th century, was part of a fief that belonged to Edward, Prince of Wales, the son of Edward III of England, known as the Black Prince.
Acquired in 1924 by the great-grandparents of the current owners, Château Corbin's management is now female, with oenologist Annabelle Cruse-Bardinet heading the team.
The vines grow in a soil rich in ancient sand. The terroir also contains areas of clay, resulting in wines that have both power and finesse. It is this dual terroir that enables Corbin to produce wines of tremendous complexity.
They are cultivated using traditional techniques. Yields at the château are intentionally reduced to enhance the concentration that is essential to the production of a grand vin. Only the grapes from the best plots and the oldest vines are used to make Château Corbin.
About the cuvée
Harvested manually, the grapes are vinified in temperature-controlled vats. The entire harvest is then aged for 16 to 18 months in rigorously selected French oak barrels. This fine wine has a garnet colour, medium body, and is characterized by aromas of fruit, with roasted and woody notes. It is dense and yet light, with well-integrated tannins.
The best vintages for Château Corbin :
2008, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1982
Consult price estimate table for: Château Corbin The information published presents current information on the wine concerned and is not specific to a certain vintage. This text is protected by copyright and it is forbidden to copy without prior written consent from the author.
General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.