Verget

Burgundy

VITICULTURE | VERGET

Before being able to spend significant time in the Maconnais, Jean-Marie was a believer, like many others, that great chardonnay comes from the more serious appellations. He didn't have enough money to acquire vineyards at the time, so he started buying fruit and created Verget in 1990.Verget follows the same ideals as the Domaine wines " the best wine is made using the best grapes" they have always only bought grapes in a very meticulous manner. Since 2006, Julien Desplans joined Jean-Marie and oversees all of the vineyards and purchases, while JeanMarie is still supporting with the vilification. By its original approach, Verget is a laboratory of terroirs and a creator of climates which reveals all the aspects, all the nuances and the subtleties of the same appellation. The relationships with the growers are most important, as Verget determines the vineyard management and is often doing the picking.

VINIFICATION | VERGET

As with the domaine wines, the press is a crucial part of the Verget process. Each plot is pressed and vinified separately. During pressing, the person in charge is carefully watching and tasting along the way. The wines are aged on the lees and stirred depending on each cuvee and vintage. Aging is in cement tanks, stainless vats, or barrels and often the final product is a combination. There are unique cement tanks that have an egg shape and are horizontal rather than vertical which allows for natural circulation of the lees

Current Releases

The Wines of Verget

Macon-Villages, Grand Elevage

2022 Verget, Macon-Villages, Grand Elevage

2022 Verget, Macon-Villages, Grand Elevage

THE VINEYARD Charnay (60%) and Pierreclos (40%) with clay-dominant soils.

FERMENTATION Produced only with first press in used barrels.

AGING 6 months’ aging with minimal batonnage.

Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

2022 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

2022 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

THE VINEYARD Sourced from oldest vines of the heights of Pierreclos on a clay plateau.

FERMENTATION Produced only with first press in 20% new barrels.

AGING 7 months’ aging with multiple rounds 0f batonnage.

Pouilly-Fuisse, Aux Combes Vieilles Vignes

2022 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Les Combes Vieilles Vignes

2022 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Les Combes Vieilles Vignes

CT

91

THE VINEYARD Both southern (70%) and northern exposure, harvested in 3 separate passes.

VINE AGE 70 years

FERMENTATION Produced only with first press in 25% new barrels.

AGING 8 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

2022 Verget, Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

2022 Verget, Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

THE VINEYARD Mainly from the Côte-Rôtie” and “Terres Noires” plots in Davayé.

FERMENTATION Produced only with first press in 30% new barrels.

AGING 7 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF

2022 Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF

2022 Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF

THE VINEYARD Sourced from Verget’s choice growers in the Luberon.

FERMENTATION Produced only with first press in 80% used barrels, the remainder in tank.

AGING 7 months’ aging with multiple rounds 0f batonnage.

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs Oublies

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grand Elevage

Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru, Sur la Roche

Macon, Pierreclos Lieu Secret

Bourgogne, Grand Elevage Blanc

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs

Macon, Pierreclos

Macon-Villages, Grand Elevage

Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos En Tremblay

BH

88

THE VINEYARD This parcel is located on the heights of the village of Pierreclos, on the clay plateau. Avoided the spring frost, allowing earlier harvest.

FERMENTATION First-press juice fermented only in neutral barrels.

AGING 5 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Pouilly-Fuisse, Aux Combes Vieilles Vignes

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Aux Combes Vieilles Vignes

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Aux Combes Vieilles Vignes

BH

90

CT

92

Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

2021 Verget, Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

2021 Verget, Saint-Veran, Lieu (Inter)dit

THE VINEYARD Extremely low yields in Davayé due to frost and hail. Blend of Côte-Rôtie & Terres Noires parcels with a bit of Prissé, Chataigniers, Saint-Claude & Pommard.

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 20% new barrels

AGING 6 months’ aging with multiple rounds 0f batonnage.

Critic Reviews

Vinous

VinousV

89

The 2021 Saint-Véran Lieu (Inter)dit shows a reduction on the nose, but the precision still manages to shine through. The palate is taut and fresh with plenty of lime and orange pith notes and a good body on the finish. Not amazingly complex, yet there is very commendable weight and presence given the growing season. Tasted blind at the BIVB tasting.

Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF

2021 Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF (Guffens-Heynen)

2021 Verget au Sud, Chardonnay, VdF (Guffens-Heynen)

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs Oublies

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs Oublies

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs Oublies

BH

88

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grand Elevage

2020 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grand Elevage

2020 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grand Elevage

BH

88

THE VINEYARD A blend of several parcels from several villages which have in common the fact that they produce smooth wines and require maturing on long raw lees with regular stirring of the lees

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 20% new barrels

AGING 8 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru, Sur la Roche

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru, Sur la Roche

2021 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru, Sur la Roche

Macon, Pierreclos Lieu Secret

2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos Lieu Secret

2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos Lieu Secret

CT

91

THE VINEYARD Harvested in several passes to obtain optimal maturity of each grape.

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 25% new barrels

AGING 8 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Bourgogne, Grand Elevage Blanc

2020 Verget Bourgogne Blanc Grand Elevage

2020 Verget, Bourgogne, Grand Elevage Blanc

CT

88

THE VINEYARD A blend of several parcels from several villages which have in common the fact that they produce smooth wines and require maturing on long raw lees with regular stirring of the lees

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 20% new barrels

AGING 8 months’ aging with multiple rounds of batonnage.

Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs

2020 Verget Pouilly-Fuisse Grands Terroirs

2020 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs

CT

90

THE VINEYARD blend of several plots from several villages: Vergisson (La Côte) and Fuissé (Vers la Croix and Les Moulins).

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 25% new barrels

AGING 5 months’ aging on the lees in concrete vats.

2020 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs

2020 Verget, Pouilly-Fuisse, Grands Terroirs

CT

90

THE VINEYARD blend of several plots from several villages: Vergisson (La Côte) and Fuissé (Vers la Croix and Les Moulins).

FERMENTATION Long, slow fermentation in 25% new barrels

AGING 5 months’ aging on the lees in concrete vats.

Macon, Pierreclos

2020 Verget Macon-Pierreclos

2020 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos

CT

91
2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos

2021 Verget, Macon, Pierreclos

THE VINEYARD Pierreclos

VINE AGE 50 years

SOIL Clay Limestone shallow soils

FERMENTATION First-press juice fermented only in neutral barrels.