Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Chiroubles, Morgon, Brouilly and Régnié from Georges Descombes.
Georges in his Brouilly vines. Photo by Maya Pederson,

Profile

Located in Vermont, a tiny hamlet in Villié-Morgon, Georges Descombes is the unofficial fifth member of the iconic "Gang of Four": Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Guy Breton. In his teens, Georges worked with his vigneron father in the vines as well as a local bottling company. Hopping around from cellar to cellar gave him a chance to try a large amount of different estates, and the first time he tasted a Lapierre wine, young Georges was blown away by its purity and elegance. Then and there, he decided he would try to make wines like Marcel's.

Visits

This visit with Georges Descombes took place in June, 2012.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.

Wines

A.O.C Brouilly