CHATEAU DE VERGISSON SPOTLIGHT CASE
Domaine de Château de Vergisson: new kids on the block
Have a read in the notes at the bottom for facts. But today, I'm more interested in giving you the vibe. There's great excitement in discovering new young producers. And these guys, Stephanie Saumaize and Pierre Laroche, seemed to come, fully formed, out of nowhere.
The Domaine de Château de Vergisson takes the complex terroir of the Pouilly-Fuisse zone and makes it clear and simple. By means of precise, tight winemaking, but also because it's in their bones.
They make quite a few versions of the stony minerality that lies between the rocks of Solutre and Vergisson. 12 bottle mixed case PLUS ground shipping included:
Chateau de Vergisson Pouilly-Fuisse 2018
These are vines from Stephanie’s part of the valley, assembled from several parcels from the base of the rock at Solutré. This is classic Pouilly-Fuisse. Pure gold, with lemon-drop fruit, a touch of tannin to give it structure, and lovely acidity. So round and balanced, you want to chew it.
Château de Vergisson Pouilly-Fuisse ‘Sur la Roche’ 2018
These are vines from Pierre’s end of the valley, on the slopes of the Vergisson outcrop. The vines, almost 100 years old, were planted by Pierre’s great-grandfather. And old vines on a parcel like ‘Sur la Roche’ gives a depth and concentration that is hard to believe. Elegance, tension, freshness, notes of oysters and the sea, iodine. And of course the minerality carries the finish on forever. Outstanding.
Chateau de Vergisson Saint Veran 'La Coste Rotie' 2018
In ‘La Cote Rotie’, Saint-Veran gets serious. The vineyard is situated at the base of the Vergisson rock, so there’s no lack of limestone, which brings with it finesse and subtlety in the nose, and a rich, lemony, mouth-watering saline fruit which is carried on.
Château de Vergisson Saint Veran 2019
Bottled in March 2018, this wine is pure pleasure. Raised in stainless steel tanks, it’s pure, open, fresh, with a noseful of rich, ripe fruit that snaps with mineralty, and a mouthful of freshness that’s like biting into the grape bunch. Charming every-day drinking Burgundy!