Verget/Guffens back on track

After a couple of disappointing vintage performances Verget, the négociant company owned by maverick Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen of Vergisson in the fashionable Mâconnais, seems to be seriously back on track if a recent tasting of a dozen of his 2002s is anything to go by.

I am always sceptical of vintage hype but the 2002 white burgundy vintage is indeed looking very exciting with no shortage of good tartaric acidity to liven up remarkable sugar/alcohol levels, and quite a bit of extract too. Already such 2002 white burgundies as I have tasted have remarkable persistency and clear definition.

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