Mark Lipton wrote:
On the one hand, the Verget connection worries me, but I've good things about him, too, and I'm generally well disposed to wines of the Mâconnais. I'll have to do more research of my own
Mark, rumour has it that Rijckaert left Verget because of wine-making disagreement, though he himself is discreet on the subject. There is certainly no Verget connection now. Enjoy your research.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote: Another name to take note of, have you tasted many of his wines?
Yes, I have been to several tastings where he presents his wines and have bought quite a few. They are generally very pure and brightly focussed but sometimes I feel he overdoes that oak (never more than 25% new, he says) leading to caramel notes on the finish and a lot of his bottles are closed by Nomacorc (this one wasn't) which makes me reluctant to age them sufficiently to integrate the oak.
There should be a few of my WTNs on his wines in the archive.