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Côtes du Rhône Sainte-Agathe Georges Vernay 2019

  • Black fruit
  • Aperitif wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

The domain’s reputation is at its heights and shines once more thanks to this full-bodied Syrah grown on the Condrieu appellation area. More info

This cuvée comes from very old Syrah vines grown on the Condrieu appellation, rather famous for its white wines made from Viognier. On tasting, this wine opens up with intense and deep notes of ripe red fruit and spices. On the palate, we appreciate its fullness and corpulence, enhanced with peppery notes, typical of Syrah and wonderful acidity which gives it persistence and fine aging potential.

Côtes du Rhône Sainte-Agathe Georges Vernay serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Agneau de lait de Pauillac, Carré d'agneau aux cèpes, Chou farci au lard.

Peak: A boire jusqu'en 2035

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Côtes du Rhône Sainte-Agathe Georges Vernay

Cuvée presentation

This cuvée comes from very old Syrah vines grown on the Condrieu appellation, rather famous for its white wines made from Viognier. On tasting, this wine opens up with intense and deep notes of ripe red fruit and spices. On the palate, we appreciate its fullness and corpulence, enhanced with peppery notes, typical of Syrah and wonderful acidity which gives it persistence and fine aging potential.

Information about domain Georges Vernay

“I liked the wines that came from the slopes, I found those from the plains very average”. These words of Georges Vernay sum up his contribution to Condrieu. Thanks to Georges, the abandoned, steep slopes here were given new life in the 1960s. In fact, this determined man had the genius intuition to cultivate vines on the “chaillées”, or terraces, aptly known as the “chaillées de l'enfer” (terraces from hell)! The history of this domaine goes back to 1938 when Francis Vernay planted his first hectare of Viognier. Georges Vernay joined in 1943 and expanded the domain by buying some parcels. He opened a tasting room that earned him a loyal English customer base. From 1943 to 2010, the domaine went from 1 to 22 hectares. Since his death in 2017, it has been his daughter Christine who has kept the family tradition alive. The vines are worked by hand and all chemical products are banned.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Côtes du Rhône
  • Producer/Owner: Georges Vernay
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: à boire jusqu'en 2035
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
  • Size (in ha): 20
  • Volume: 100000
  • Intensity: Classic
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Aperitif wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Côtes du Rhône Sainte-Agathe Georges Vernay
Côtes du Rhône Sainte-Agathe Georges Vernay

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