2015 Chablis Vaillons VV Minots, Verget 75CL
The palate is well balanced with a smooth entry. Whereas 12 months previously it was quite neutral in style, now those tropical notes are beginning to develop, with veins of spice and white pepper enlivening the finish. Undeniably enjoyable.
The brilliant wine-maker Jean-Marie Guffens is hidden behind the Maison Verget. His wines prevail as the best of the Mâconnais. This brand created in 1990 in Sologny brings together all the wines of its trading business, with a superb range of appellations, from Chablis to Mâconnais, to highlight the specificities and nuances of each terroir.
A safe bet in Burgundy, Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen is a Master in the art of Chardonnay. His wines from the Mâconnais and those from the Luberon have acquired a solid reputation; with diamond-polished Cuvées which are always very pure, both rich and tense. This is made from grapes grown in a small vineyard called "Les Minots" within the Premier Cru vineyard of Vaillons. The vines are over 50 years old and the yield was a meagre 25 hl/ha.