2012 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note

2012 Domaine Georges Vernay Blonde du Seigneur  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Refined, elegant, fresh, soft, expressive and open, with loads of sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh berries, flowers and cracked pepper. Medium bodied and just starting to unfurl, give it a few more years.

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Georges Vernay Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine Georges Vernay, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Georges Vernay, when young, should be decanted at least 1-2 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Georges Vernay is often better with 6-8 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 8-18 years of age.

Serving Domaine Georges Vernay with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine Georges Vernay is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Georges Vernay is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes, tomatoes, eggplant and sausage. Domaine Georges Vernay is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Condrieu, the white wine of Domaine Georges Vernay is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine Georges Vernay also produces 2 red Vin de Pays and 1 white Vin de Pays wine. For the red wines, Fleur de Mai and de Mirbaude are both made from 100% Syrah. Le Pied de Samson is produced using 100% Viognier. These are truly excellent examples of value priced, Rhone Valley wines.

Since the 2009 vintage, Georges Vernay has been on a roll in Cote Rotie. With their Cote Rotie Maison Rouge, 2009 and 2010 are the two best wines produced by the estate yet.