Pierre Seillan has crafted the wines of Vérité since 1998. Under Pierre’s leadership, Hélène Seillan has stepped into the role of assistant winemaker at the estate to usher in the next generation. Born in 1987, Hélène Seillan spent her childhood in both France and California, surrounded by family and friends for whom winemaking was as much a passion as it was a profession. Following in her father’s footsteps, Hélène pursued a career in winemaking and began splitting her time between Sonoma County and Saint-Émilion. Starting in 2006, she served as assistant winemaker for her father at the family’s Bordeaux estate, where she worked on all aspects of winery management showing the same talent, passion and ability as her father. Hélène holds a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the Institut Rural de Vayres in Bordeaux.
The Palette of Vérité
With more than 50 “micro-crus” across four appellations, Vigneron Pierre Seillan carefully crafts each blend of Vérité. This mosaic of micro-crus provides Seillan with the palette of aromatics, flavors, textures and structural elements he needs to craft the wines of Vérité.
Each micro-cru is harvested and fermented separately, then aged in French Oak barrels of various custom toasts.
Seillan carefully tailors his winemaking techniques and oak regimens to the personality of each lot, providing him with hundreds of unique components he can use to create the architecture of the final blends of La Muse, La Joie and Le Désir.
"Every hillside, every elevation and every aspect offer us a different micro-cru. The pure expression of these unique sites has from the beginning defined our winemaking philosophy."
- PIERRE SEILLAN