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Vérité produces wines without compromise, wines that reflect the terroir in which they are grown. The name Vérité comes from the French word for truth. The wines are a combination of old-world experience and new-world fruit. Vigneron Pierre Seillan, Vérité’s first and only winemaker, is a man who understands and appreciates the importance of the land. He is intimately involved in every step of the winegrowing process from bud break to bottling.
Since the winery’s founding in 1998, Pierre has identified more than 40 micro-crus along the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Sonoma County. These micro-crus are actually small vineyards within vineyards, a palette of soil types. Hand farmed for extremely low yields, they produce wines of exceptional quality and character.
Vérité wines represent a meticulously formed union of grape varieties, climate, soil expression and winemaking technique. Pierre refers to this methodology as droit du sol, “right of the soil.” Each vintage the winery releases three Bordeaux-inspired blends: La Muse (Merlot-based), La Joie (Cabernet Sauvignon-based) and Le Désir (Cabernet Franc-based). While all three wines are impeccably balanced and sumptuously textured in their youth, they have the weight and foundation to age for many years.