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Verget Pouilly-Fuissé Terroir de Vergisson Vignes Dessus 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
A new venture
Listen To...
Something a friend recommended
Think About...
Fortune favours the brave
Drink With...
Creamy chicken with avocado

The Oddbins Take

Verget's philosophy can be summed up in one simple sentence: "the best wine from the best grapes". But in Mâconnais, which has historically been producing generic wines, this approach gains its full meaning. If you are a new venturer into the world of Burgundy, and have only recently discovered the delights of some of the bigger names - do not be put off by the rather unpronounceable appellation. It is the source of some of the region's greatest gems. Amongst the more intense, rich styles, you will be hard pushed to find a better example at £25.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Pouilly-Fuissé, Burgundy
Classification
AOC
Vintage
2011
Drink
2441
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.75

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The Style

Grape
Chardonnay (100%)
Character
Aged Style
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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In 1976, Maine and Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen left their homeland Flanders for Burgundy. These young Dutch students gave themselves one year to learn French and discover wine. When they arrived, Jean-Marie started studying viticulture in the agricultural high school in Davayé and Maine worked for local wine growers. Shortly after, they become managers of a small estate in the Mâconnais region. They learned how to work the vineyard and Jean-Marie how to vinify the wine. In 1979, they purchased a few vine parcels on the hills of Pierreclos. Enthusiastic but inexperienced, they picked up wine growing and wine making in an almost instinctive way.