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€24.5 M worth of assets under management*
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The Selection Committee
Our U’Wine Selection committee is composed of two devoted wine lovers and respected professionals with contacts in the world’s most sought-after wine estates: Aymeric de Clouet is a wine expert to the Paris Court of Appeal, and a fond lover of old vintages Bordeaux wines; Quentin Chaperon is our full-time director of sourcing and Châteaux relationships, tirelessly travelling the world to uncover hidden wine gems. Their mission is to secure allocations from the most coveted wine estates and uncover Rising Stars to continue expanding our 1% U’Wine selection.
Aymeric de Clouet
Where it all started…
« …From my early experience as an entrepreneur, I learned that I had to follow my instincts and stay true to my values. Surrounding myself with great people, be they family, friends, employees, shareholders and Customers is the key to my success. Antoine, our CFO, is my rock at U’Wine; Florence, my wife, represents my life balance. Our ambition transcends borders and the anglicised U’Wine name is testimony to this. Our story has only just begun…See more
« A terroir is the combination of a unique soil and climate, carefully nurtured by the Wine maker.
Without terroir, there are no « Grands Vins ». Choosing 1% of the top terroirs means possessing the finest wines in the world in your wine cellar. »
172 Wine Estates
3 Wine Profiles: Legend, Famous Second, Rising Star
Domaine Georges Vernay
Category: U’Wine Famous Second – U’Wine Rising Star
History: Located on the Côte-Rôtie, the Domaine Vernay benefits from an international awareness thanks to its history and to the talent in the vineyard and the vat.
Francis Vernay planted the first hectare of viognier in 1938, a grape variety with delicate aromas of flowers, pear and apricot. At that time, the estate contains various cultures particularly fruits trees. Georges Vernay moved then on the Domain in 1943 as he was convinced that grape and wines are the future of the region. He followed his father way by purchasing new plots and replacing fruit trees by vine plants. The domain starting with 1 ha of vine in 1943 is 22 ha today. Georges Vernay is today the spiritual father of the Condrieu appellation by giving back its life.
Three generations have been at the head of the Domaine Vernay and have built this legend by perpetuating the spectacular rites in the highest respect of the vine ad the terroir. Today it is the daughter of Georges, Christine, who is at the head of the Domain with his husband. She manages alone the wine making process since 1997 and brings a lot of attention for the quality of the terroir and the wines. The Vernay signature: wines with a unique style, harmonious and elegant.
Surface area: 22 hectares
Production: 100 000 bottles
Varieties: Red: 100% Syrah – White: 100% Viognier
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