Verite Collection: Le Desir - La Joie - La Muse 2016

16-18°CRegion: USA

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
1,110 JD

This amazing three bottle assortment case from Verite features the three wines in their portfolio: Le Desir, La Joie and La Muse. The Verite estate is a vision created by the late Jess Jackson, a man who in Robert Parker’s eyes “was one of the most extraordinary men in the wine world I have ever met.” These wines always rate very highly (indeed, since 1998 seven have been awarded 100 Parker points).

The wines of Vérité, French for “truth,” are the result of a combination of old world experience and new world fruit. The wine is a distinct blend of varietals harvested from small vineyard blocks, each cuvée culminating in a bespoke 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.”

Tasting Notes

Verité La Muse - 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec

Dark fruit, savouriness, A real currant juiciness with big tannic structure. The finish is clean and long, luxurious. Balance of sweetness, acidity and tannin.

Vérité La Joie - 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Dark fruit, violet perfume, quite upfront in a really lovely way.

Rich dark fruit but with a lightness on the palate that keeps singing. Firm youthful tannin but not overbearing. Nicely balanced. A star in youth.

2016 Vérité Le Désir - 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec

Cherry chocolate, has a spicy aromatic lift. Fruit and firmness from young tannin. Really attractive liveliness and freshness from the acidity.

Country: Sonoma Valley - USA


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