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2022 Verget Mâcon Pierreclos Lieu Secret

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The Collective Review

For those new to the Verget style, winemaker Jean-Marie Guffens perhaps summed it up best when he told us: “I am Flemish, I love purity.”

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“Another of the portfolio's highlights is the 2022 Mâcon-Pierreclos Lieu Sécret, a racy and precise wine that offers up aromas of pear, hazelnuts, white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with a chalky, penetrating finish, it has turned out well.” William Kelley, The Wine Advocate Read more
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William Kelley - Wine Advocate

“Another of the portfolio's highlights is the 2022 Mâcon-Pierreclos Lieu Sécret, a racy and precise wine that offers up aromas of pear, hazelnuts, white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with a chalky, penetrating finish, it has turned out well.” William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

This wine is made from three parcels of vines that touch Domaine Guffens-Heynen’s legendary Chavigne vineyard. The exact location remains a secret as Jean-Marie doesn’t want his neighbour to sell these grapes to anyone but him! This year, the vines were harvested in several passages to obtain perfect ripeness from each vine. It was vinified in barrels with 25% new oak, and, in this case, stirring was carried out “thanks to the exceptional state of the lees”. The result is, as you might expect from a master of this terroir, a wine of great density and power with a lingering finish of candied citrus peel and chalky minerals. This is simply a marvellous wine.

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Winemakers Note

It's important to point out that while Verget’s grapes are négoce, the estate works only with low yields, and it is Guffens’ team that conducts the harvest, discarding any substandard material. Then, in the cellar, Desplans works almost exclusively with free-run juices. Ferments are natural and occur in Verget’s large horizontal stainless-steel tanks that offer the same lees to wine ratio as oak barrels. Here, the lees can be worked delicately with nitrogen without introducing any oxygen into the vessel. Guffens and Desplans want you to taste the fruit in all its purity. 

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