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 (94)
The most forward and complex of this trio at present, it offers up sumptuous aromas of fruitcake, black fruits, pain grille, chocolate, earth, and truffles. The complex aromatics are followed by a wine with an inky/ruby/purple hue, excellent fruit, dense, full-bodied flavours, and softer tannins and more accessibility than its siblings.
It should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and keep for 25 thereafter.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|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|