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Domaine Georges Vernay : Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019

Domaine Georges Vernay : Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019

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Domaine Georges Vernay : Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019

The freshness and elegance of an exceptional Condrieu wine by Domaine Georges Vernay

The estate

Located in the heart of the emblematic Condrieu appellation in the Rhône Valley, the history of Domaine Georges Vernay has been written since 1938, when Francis Vernay planted the first hectare of Viognier grapes within the appellation.

His son, Georges Vernay, became a pioneer in the 1960s by replanting the Viognier variety, which was then disappearing in the Condrieu appellation, in very steep areas with slopes of over 45°.

Georges Vernay, who died in 2017, handed over the reins of the estate to his daughter, Christine, a former literature teacher, in 1996. Christine Vernay works with passion and determination to produce high-quality wines that express the authenticity of this exceptional 24-hectare terroir, of which 17 are very steep.

In 2020, the estate was awarded 3 stars in the Guide Vert de la Revue du Vin de France, and was also certified as an organic wine producer.

The vineyard

Les Terrasses de l'Empire by Domaine Georges Vernay stems from a mosaic of small parcels on the slopes of Condrieu. On this very steep vineyard, the vines are 35 years old on average and are managed organically and maintained manually.

The wine

An outstanding winemaker, Christine Vernay created Les Terrasses de l'Empire in 1998, a wine that has become the emblematic portrayal of Domaine Georges Vernay's perpetual quest for excellence.

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are harvested by hand when fully ripe, and pressed as whole grapes. Fermentation of the clear juice is carried out in thermo-regulated wooden barrels and vats. The wine is aged in wooden vats on fine lees and in barrels for 8 months.

The blend

100% Viognier.

Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019 by Domaine Georges Vernay: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019 reveals delicious fruity aromas (white peach, apricot kernels) and white almond. Elegant and fresh, this Condrieu wine showcases an alluring harmony and can be enjoyed in its youth.


Enjoy today, this Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2019 by Domaine Georges Vernay can be kept in the cellar until 2026 in order to develop all its aromatic richness.