Veuve du Vernay was first made in the 1960s by Robert Charmat, the son of scientist, Eugene Charmat who patented the Charmat Method of producing sparkling wines. Robert Charmat employed this method of trapping the carbonation from secondary fermentation to make his own sparkling wine full of fresh aromas and flavors. Robert named his wines for a widow in Vernay who helped his father during his early winemaking days. Veuve in French means widow.
Although the cuvee is typically created from wines of a single vintage, Vernay is not vintage dated in order to allow the winemaker the flexibility of including wines from other vintages for balance and consistency. Veuve du Vernay is typically Blanc de Blanc, a white wine made exclusively from white grapes, and it is a Brut (dry) sparkling wine, but it is not austere – rather it suggests the characteristics of the fine varieties from which it is made. Many discriminating consumers of champagne have embraced Veuve du Vernay as their favourite French sparkling wine.
The goal is to achieve a harmonious freshness and complexity, making every table festive! Works for us.
And here endith the lesson. Onward to the suck-em-up.
It’s fresh and easy drinking. Dry Palate. Almost velvety bubbles. We had pistachio-encrusted sole fillets and Mediterranean style salada as an accompaniment.
VEUVE DU VERNAY – BRUT
$14.99 regularly $16.99