Verite Assortment 2016 (3x75cl)

Verite Assortment 2016 (3x75cl)

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It contains one bottle of each:


La Muse (1x75cl) - 100 points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate)

La Jolie (1x75cl) - 98 points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate)

Le Désir (1x75cl) - 99 points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate)


La Muse is a Merlot dominant blend, with a touch of Cabernet Franc (5%) and Malbec (2%) - the resulting wine is elegant, graceful and impossibly silky. 2016 saw some moderate spikes in heat in Sonoma County during July, but cooler days and nights in August allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and gently, resulting in less accumulated sugar and very good acidity. With a double perfect 100 points from both Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate) and Jeb Dunnuck, this is an exceptional wine of depth, richness and concentration.


La Joie 2016 is Cabernet Sauvignon based, supported by 11% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The resulting wine is incredibly pure, focused and aristocratic, displaying classic varietal notes of redcurrants, blackcurrants, menthol and fresh sage - gloriously complex with a savoury edge to temper the gorgeous fruit. A score of 98 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate) was accompanied by the note: “full-bodied and built like a brick house”. One for the cellar perhaps!


Finally, Le Désir is Vérité’s glorious expression of Cabernet Franc alongside 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec. One of the single greatest Cabernet Franc dominant wines in the world, it is most gratifying to see a winemaker of Pierre Seillan’s stature treating the varietal with the respect and gravitas it truly deserves. Beguilingly complex and spicy on the nose and palate, hints of star anise, vanilla and warm toast are undercut by a pronounced iron minerality and beautifully fine tannins. Within a whisker of perfection at 99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate) finds Le Désir 2016 to be “exquisitely delicate and refined...finishing with epic persistence”.

100 Jeb Dunnuck (La Muse)  
98 Wine Advocate (La Joie)  
Details
  • Year 2016
  • Colour Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Sub Region Sonoma County
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 3x75cl
  • ABV 14°
  • Drinking Window 2022 - 2064
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 141473220160300750
Reviews (2)
100 Jeb Dunnuck (La Muse)  
98 Wine Advocate (La Joie)  
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About Vérité Winery

Described by Robert M. Parker, Jr. as “one of the most extraordinary men in the wine world I have ever met”, Jess Jackson had a vision for a winery that would treat Californian terroir with the same enthusiasm and respect as those in France. An encounter with Pierre Seillan in the early 1990s confirmed that Jackson had found his vigneron, and the pair founded Vérité (French for “truth”) with the express intention of being as truthful as possible to the more than 50 “micro-crus” across three appellations from which the estate sources.

Viniculture

Truth, transparency and terroir characteristics are the single most significant guiding principle of Pierre Seillan as a winemaker, who passionately repeats his mantra of “la droit du sol” - “the right of the soil”. Three distinct yet equally brilliant cuvées are produced, with each representing a unique blending of varietals, climate, soil and winemaking.

These three wines are titled La Muse, La Joie and Le Désir. La Muse is a Merlot dominant blend, with a touch of Cabernet Franc (5%) and Malbec (2%) - the resulting wine is elegant, graceful and impossibly silky.

La Joie is Cabernet Sauvignon based, supported by 11% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The resulting wine is incredibly pure, focused and aristocratic, displaying classic varietal notes of redcurrants, blackcurrants, menthol and fresh sage - gloriously complex with a savoury edge to temper the gorgeous fruit.

Finally, Le Désir is Vérité’s glorious expression of Cabernet Franc alongside 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec. One of the single greatest Cabernet Franc dominant wines in the world, it is beguilingly complex and spicy on the nose and palate, with hints of star anise, vanilla and warm toast are undercut by a pronounced iron minerality and beautifully fine tannins.

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