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Domaine Georges Vernay Terres d'Encre Saint-Joseph

Domaine Georges Vernay
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionRhone
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Country
France
SubregionSaint-Joseph
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Domaine Georges Vernay is hailed for its pivotal role in saving the Condrieu appellation and is equally adept with reds, as demonstrated by the Terres d'Encre Saint-Joseph. This Syrah is rooted in the granite soils of the Northern Rhône, lending it a distinct mineral complexity. Christine Vernay, guiding the domaine with a reverence for organic principles, ensures the wine expresses the nuanced character of its origin. Matured in French oak, it achieves a balance of power and elegance, embodying the Vernay family's dedication to quality and the expressive potential of Saint-Joseph.
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  • Intense and complex aromas
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential
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Wine Expert Note:

The Domaine Georges Vernay Terres d'Encre Saint-Joseph presents a deep garnet color, beckoning with promise. Aromas wafting from the glass are rich and layered, featuring dark plums, blackberries, and a smoky whisper of oak, underpinned by a floral violet charm. On tasting, the wine offers a full-bodied experience where dark fruit flavors are interlaced with black pepper spice and a touch of meatiness—a signature of fine Syrah. Tannins are firm yet ripe, guiding the wine to a finish that lingers with hints of anise and granite minerality. It's an opulent yet precise wine that captures the essence of its terroir.
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