From the Winemaker
The golden bubbles of VEUVE DU VERNAY are made respecting the French tradition by the House of PATRIARCHE based in Beaune in Burgundy.
The grapes come from vines which have been patiently cared for, with respect for the environment, by grape growers who are partners of PATRIARCHE.
When the grapes arrive at maturity, the vines are carefully harvested and the grapes are chosen. VEUVE DU VERNAY’s oenologist, Jean-Jacques HOCHET, brings all of his know-how to each step of the wine preparation.
This takes place, according to step-by-step ancestral rituals. It starts by the pressing in order to obtain the “base wine”. A small amount of sugar is then added. It is the secret recipe of VEUVE DU VERNAY: a mixture of sugar and ferment help the fermentation process to begin and the bubbles to form.
Then follow several months of rest under the supervision of our Cellar Master, so that the wines develop all of their flavour and their bubbles.
The search for perfection at each step guaranties an irreproachable quality and gives the VEUVE DU VERNAY sparkling wines their unique character and the well-known aromatic complexity.