Vérité Le Désir 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 (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.

Product Details

Vintage 2006
Grape Varieties Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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/