Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick
Domaine Verget Vin de France Blanc Au Fil du Temps
Regular price $24.00
Screwcap. Guffens has recently freshened up his multi-vintage 'solera' with some Sauvignon, giving this current bottling some delicious zip. It's still Marsanne-based, contributing some 40% of the blend, with decreasing amounts of Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and, now, Sauvignon Blanc. For those new to this wine, it works something like a perpetual blend (as opposed to a true solera), whereby the 'mother' base is refreshed each year with new vintage wines and a percentage is bottled off, to order, each year. The juice is stored in 200-hectolitre variable capacity tanks on lees, so the wine stays fresh and keeps developing. This, and the different varietal proportions added each year, means that there is a degree of vintage variation with each new bottling. The aged material brings complexity and texture, the young wine freshness and minerality. Trust us, it really works. The wine is so big in Japan that Guffens doesn't mind if we take it or leave it. But why would we not take it? As we mentioned, the current bottling has more zesty bite than the wines we have previously shipped, but otherwise it's very similar to the wine shipped last year. Quirky, yes. Deliciously so.