What does Verny Paris bring to mind for you?
Verny Paris is the place which provides a beautiful setting for grand crus whith the refinement of the art de vivre à la française and a happy marriage of the senses and the mind.
What is your story?
2008. Winner of the international blind wine tasting contest:
Pol Roger blind tasting + Left Bank Bordeaux Cu pat Lafite-Rothschild.
2010-2014. Director of Verger de la Madeleine, a historical wine cellar founded in 1937 in Paris, with one of the most impressive collections of great wines with old vintages.
Launches of the following vintages:
Churchill 2000 of Pol Roger with Pierre Hermé.
Vignes aux Gamins 2002 with Garance Thiénot.
Tasting jury member along with Michel Bettane, David Cobbold, Myriam Huet and Bernard Burstchy.
Cover of the Guide of the best wine merchants on the Review of Wine in France in 2011.
2015: Founder of Verny Paris.
What is your story?
My passion for wine began in the Paris-Dauphine oenology club that I still lead with Olivier and Edouard. Winning many contests together did strengthen our friendship. Until then I had been working as a private banker, but joining Verny Paris was a foregone conclusion.
A tradition: when visiting vineyards, we always pick up a handful of earth and stones and breath in the tang of the soil. One day, at Clos Saint Hune, in Alsace, the manager of the Trimbach Estate surprised us in the midst of our rite…. and broke out laughing!
You and Verny Paris?
A beautiful challenge to share with people who matter to me.
It also means the possibility of working some day within a domain that is my passion and bring happiness to people.
What is the challenge of Verny Paris?
Our ambition is to become a major player, and be influential on the wine market. We want to discover wines, we want to be pioneers.
Our first visit to a Burgundy wine maker, who kept silent for a long while. He offered us wines which were complex and shy, a little like himself. But as we showed patience and interest, they eventually revealed their hidden qualities to us.