Verget du Sud Rose de la Terre 2018
SPECIAL 6 BOTTLE OR MORE BUY. For lovers of Provençal rosé
Jean-Marie Guffens is sometimes called a genius white wine maker after having received the exclusive 3 star ranking in Le Classement, France’s most respected wine publication (achieved by 56 domaines out of 1300!) with his white burgundy. He now is driven to achieve the same reputation for his Provençal, southern french rosé.
Jean-Marie Guffens’ Verget rosé has had more name changes than hot dinners. We’re assured its current incarnation is here to stay…for a while at least. Some things change, but some things stay the same; with its mouth-watering watermelon and berry scents, and redcurrant acidity, this delicious, textural-crisp Provençal-styled rosé is right on form.
With a healthy 2018 harvest under the belt, Verget’s 2018 Rosé de la Terre comes entirely from Jean-Marie Guffens’ home Estate in the south, Château des Tourettes. Guffens’ vines lie just outside the beautiful Roman town of Apt, between the Vaucluse and Luberon mountains, on high-altitude soils rich in limestone.
The ’18 is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were directly pressed with a little maceration time, and the wine was then fermented and aged in Guffens’ horizontal stainless steel fermenters, on lees, for eight months.
Guffens is no fan of the more delicate Côtes de Provence style that proliferates (no surprise!), so you can expect something more intense here: a racy, juicy and mineral Provençal-on-steroids rosé with ripe red berry and fresh herb notes; delicious pulpy, almost chewy texture; and a refreshing, powdery close. A serious rosé and a serious
RRP $26 **SPECIAL 6 Bottle or more of this wine**
Grenache and Blends, Shiraz
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