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 15 15 2,800 - HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 Bottle 1 1 2,800 - SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 Bottle 46 46 2,800 - HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 1500 Bottle 51 51 2,800 - HK
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 Bottle 86 86 1,200 - HK
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 Bottle 4 4 1,200 - SHOP
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon' 750 Bottle 120 120 1,200 - HK-P
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 2 2 800 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 9 9 800 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 3 3 800 - SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 27 27 800 - HK
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 120 120 800 - HK
2023 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750 Bottle 120 120 800 - HK-P
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 Bottle 25 25 580 - HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 Bottle 2 2 580 - SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 Bottle 12 12 580 - HK
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 Bottle 108 108 580 - HK
2023 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750 Bottle 120 120 580 - HK-P
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 Bottle 2 2 650 - HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 Bottle 43 43 650 - HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 Bottle 4 4 650 - SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 Bottle 58 58 650 - 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
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750 Bottle 84 84 650 - HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml Bottle HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 15 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
15
Qty of btl
15
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 2,800 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml Bottle HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 46 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
46
Qty of btl
46
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
1500 ml Bottle HK HKD 2,800 / BTL 51 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
51
Qty of btl
51
Btl price (HKD)
2,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 86 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
86
Qty of btl
86
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 1,200 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
750 ml Bottle HK-P HKD 1,200 / BTL 120 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 800 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 800 / BTL 9 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
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 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 800 / BTL 27 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
27
Qty of btl
27
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 800 / BTL 120 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK
2023 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer'
750 ml Bottle HK-P HKD 800 / BTL 120 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 580 / BTL 25 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
25
Qty of btl
25
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 580 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 580 / BTL 12 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK
2022 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 580 / BTL 108 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
108
Qty of btl
108
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK
2023 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire'
750 ml Bottle HK-P HKD 580 / BTL 120 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
580
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 650 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 650 / BTL 43 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
43
Qty of btl
43
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 650 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 650 / BTL 58 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
58
Qty of btl
58
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 650 / BTL 117 case 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 HKD 650 / BTL 108 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
108
Qty of btl
108
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 650 / BTL 84 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
84
Qty of btl
84
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
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HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
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