Jean-Marie Guffens, Belgian Wine Personality of the Year in 2017.
Long - Mineral
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Jean-Marie Guffens and his wife Maine have lived in the Mâconnais region since 1976. They are totally self-taught and their rebellious spirit has not always had the good fortune to please the French authorities, who have made life difficult for them... As well as the Guffens-Heynen vineyard, in 1990 this Flemish couple established the Verget trading company, enabling them to exploit "all the subtleties of a single appellation". The Verget philosophy is crystal clear: "The best wine is made using the best grapes". Grapes that Jean-Marie Guffens buys from preferred partners to produce quality wines.
Pouilly-Fuissé "La Roche"
This plot lies above the village of Vergisson, in the heart of the Roche de Vergisson region. Facing south-east with shallow, very pebbly clay-limestone soil, this is one of the finest areas of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. The yield was small in 2013. The first juice was vinfied entirely in barrels, using 20% new barrels. The wine is matured for ten months and undergoes frequent batonnage owing to the fine quality of the lees.
Yellow-gold robe of medium intensity.
Great minerality both on the nose and in the mouth. Aromas of gunflint.
Absolute precision in the mouth with a fine finish.
Shellfish, fish tajine, white meat in sauce.
|Dominant grape variety||Chardonnay|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||8-10 years|