Verget du Sud Roussanne
Nose features sweet floral notes with peaches, nectarines and a bit of light melons. In the mouth it is soft, lowish in acidity and very lush with a hint of the warmth in the background.
$23.00 / Bottle $276.00 / Case
From a famous Burgundy negociant comes a wine with the concentration, complexity and finesse that you would expect in a finely crafted wine at a fraction of the price.
A Burgundian foothold in the Vaucluse, the Guffens family wine estate near Apt.
Jean-Marie Guffens is the type of person who’s always looking for the next challenge. When he created Verget in 1990, he applied the very same rules as for his famous Burgundies. You have to have some nerve to move from Flanders to Burgundy which is an infamously closed society. Jean-Marie and Maine Guffens-Heynen plunged right in and, to their credit, in a relatively short time (they moved to Burgundy in 1976 and purchased their first vineyards in 1979) they have entered into the rarefied world of the Burgundian elite.
The first Verget du Sud wines appeared in 1998. After the purchase of the Château des Tourettes, Jean-Marie's interest naturally turned to the wide variety of wines produced in the Vaucluse and Rhone. His experience collaborating with local winegrowers in Burgundy came in handy working with local growers and cooperatives in his adopted third home.
Jean-Marie selects the best cuvées, imposes his style of winemaking and markets these wines under the Verget du Sud label. His ambitious plans include a new Verget du Sud cellar in Apt.