Vérité La Joie 2006

Vérité Winery
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The wines of Vérité, French for “truth”, are the result of a combination of old-world experience and new-world fruit.

Each wine is a distinct blend of unique components harvested from small vineyard blocks, culminating in a meticulously formed union of grape varieties, climate, soil expression, and winemaking technique.

Vigneron Pierre Seillan refers to this methodology as droit du sol, “right of the soil.”

Notes and Reviews

Robert Parker (95)

The inky/purple-coloured 2006 La Joie (1,300 cases) reveals aromas of graphite, crème de cassis, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and incense. It possesses a rich, full-bodied personality with mouth-filling levels of tannin, extract, and fruit. Forget this 2006 for 5-7 years as it is a long-term monster in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2045.

Product Details

Vintage 2006
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Viticulture Conventional
Type Red
Age of Vines 20 years on average
Vinification Hand harvested, fully destemmed, slow fermentation followed by three weeks' maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Elevage 15 months in French oak barrels (100% new oak)
Soil Type Volcanic rocks, basalt and clay
Website http://www.veritewines.com/