What does Verny Paris bring to mind for you?
Verny Paris is a happy marriage of the senses and the mind, where the refinement of the art de vivre à la française provides a setting for grand crus.
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. The winning of many contests together strengthened our friendship. I had been working as a private banker, but joining Verny Paris was a foregone conclusion.
A tradition: when we go into the vineyards, we put our hands into the ground and take up a handful with a few stones to breathe in the terroir. One day, in Alsace, at Clos Saint Hune, the manager of the Trimbach Estate surprised us in the midst of this rite…. and broke out laughing!
You and Verny Paris?
A beautiful challenge with people who matter.
The possibility of working one day with a domain that is my passion and to sell what amounts to happiness to people.
What is the challenge of Verny Paris?
To become a major player that influences trends on the wine market. We want to be pioneers in terms of discoveries.
On a first visit to a Burgundy wine maker, long silences with wine in the mouth. These were structured and complex wines that were not very accessible, like their maker, but which were revealed over time, if you had the patience and the desire.