DOMAINE GEORGES VERNAY

By Alexandria Rae Cubbage, 21 April 2020

This domaine is most famous for its Condrieu. Georges Vernay’s commitment to Condrieu is so strong that he literally saved the appellation from extinction. We have all three of his top wines from Condrieu – ‘Coteau de Vernon’, ‘Les Chaillées de l’Enfer’ and ‘Terrasses de l’Empire’. 

The ‘Coteau de Vernon’ represents the oldest plantings of Viognier as the vines are between 50 and 80 years old, and the vineyard is 2 hectares of vines grown on granite and biotite soils. The minerality and age of the vines offer complexity and intensity that comes through in the wine.

‘Les Chaillées de l’Enfer’ translates to “Terraces of hell” owing to the stone walls that form terraces for the plot and because this area can capture intense heat. It’s made up of vines that are 50+ years old and some date back to 1957. ‘Les Chaillées de l’Enfer’ also offers a pure expression of Condrieu but with less intensity and minerality than the ‘Coteau de Vernon’.

‘Terrasses de l’Empire’ is made from small plots on the steep hillsides surrounding Condrieu, and the average age of the vines are 35 years old. This wine tends to show the most exuberant fruit expression of the three. If you are looking for an easy-drinking and aromatic wine with pretty floral and peach aromas and flavours, this wine is a good bet.

When daughter Christine took over after her father, Georges, retired in 1996, she started placing more emphasis on improving the reds. She wants elegance and finesse in her reds, so her practices in the vineyards and in the winery are with those goals in mind.

The ‘Maison Rouge’ comes from a 2-hectare plot located at the southern part of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The average age of the vines is 50 years old; they grow in sandy, granite soil on steep hillsides. This wine is 100% Syrah, and the fermentation takes place in oak vats. After fermentation, the wine goes into barrel, 30% of which are new, for 24 months. Annual production is approximately 15,000 bottles per year.

The ‘Blonde du Seigneur’ is a contrast to the ‘Maison Rouge’ and highlights the violet perfumed and more elegant side of Côte-Rôtie. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. For the winemaking, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats to preserve the delicate fruit aromas. They blend in 8% Viognier which is what gives the wine a sense of softness. Then, the wine is aged for a minimum of 18 months in barrel of which 25% of the barrels are new. Annual production is approximately 15,000 bottles per year.

The wines of Domaine Georges Vernay are produced by a family with a deep history and commitment to Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie. Most of the wines are from older vines, so the flavours are complex, deep and concentrated. And while this domaine used to be known exclusively for their whites, now more and more under Christine’s thoughtful direction and expertise, the reds are gaining attention. 

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 BOTTLE 32 32 2,800 WA97 HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 BOTTLE 4 4 2,800 WA97 SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 1,200 - HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 BOTTLE 54 54 2,800 - HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 BOTTLE 1 1 2,800 - SHOP
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 120 120 1,200 - HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 BOTTLE 60 60 2,800 - HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 5 5 1,200 - SHOP
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 108 108 1,200 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 48 48 1,200 - HK-P
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 BOTTLE 60 60 1,200 - HK-P
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 BOTTLE 2 2 720 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 BOTTLE 57 57 800 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 800 - SHOP
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 BOTTLE 42 42 800 - HK-P
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 BOTTLE 30 30 800 - HK-P
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 BOTTLE 101 101 580 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 580 - SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 BOTTLE 36 36 580 - HK-P
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 11 11 650 WA93 HK
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 650 WA93 SHOP
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 104 104 650 - HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 115 115 650 - HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 117 117 650 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 BOTTLE 108 108 650 - HK-P
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 32 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
32
Qty of btl
32
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
WA97
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 2,800 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
WA97
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 54 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
54
Qty of btl
54
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 2,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,200 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 108 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
108
Qty of btl
108
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 1,200 / BTL 48 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
48
Qty of btl
48
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 1,200 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 720 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
720
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 800 / BTL 57 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
57
Qty of btl
57
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 800 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 800 / BTL 42 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
42
Qty of btl
42
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 800 / BTL 30 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
30
Qty of btl
30
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 580 / BTL 101 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
101
Qty of btl
101
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 580 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 580 / BTL 36 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
36
Qty of btl
36
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 650 / BTL 11 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
11
Qty of btl
11
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
WA93
Location
HK
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 650 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
WA93
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 650 / BTL 104 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
104
Qty of btl
104
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 650 / BTL 115 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
115
Qty of btl
115
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 650 / BTL 117 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
117
Qty of btl
117
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 650 / BTL 108 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
108
Qty of btl
108
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK-P
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