Please note, this wine is a presale and is set to arrive at the end of January.
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"Heady honeysuckle nose. Round and big at first and then a bit pinched on the finish. Some interest and savour but oddly restrained on the finish. Drink 2011 to 2013. (JR)" - 16 out of 20, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages. (11/10)
"It is the most mineral and austere of the three cuvees that Francois produces. It sees no botrytis and no new oak. The vineyards are in the commune of Chavannay. In the nose it offers lovely honeysuckle, ripe melons and ripe peaches. In the palate it enters with great freshness and ripe flavors of peaches and apricots. It has abundant minerality and it is very dry. Medium to full bodied, it is more earth driven with very good definition and length." - Importer
"Soil type is broken down granite and quartz. Wine is fermented in barrels (25% new) at low temperature, followed by six months with batonnage once a week. No racking. Indigenous yeasts. Aging in barrels for 10 months." - Importer
"Known as a Condrieu "master", Francois has grown his tiny domaine from 4 to 7 hectares and still produces a minuscule amount of highly allocated bottling. Referred to by Robert Parker as one of the few "stars" of the Northern Rhone, Francois has recently acquired a small parcel in Cote-Rotie and a few areas in St. Joseph. "
"Formerly a chef, Francois brings his brings his complex palate to the winery to produce wines of power and grace that age for years. Francois Villard's strategy is to allow for the most optimal ripening period possible."
"His wines, as a result, are rich and concerted with complex aromas of peaches, apricots, honeysuckle, and honey for the whites and leather and spice for the reds/ The whites are often allowed to develop botrytis and most of the wines pass though wood aging for an extended amount of time to prepare them for a very long life in bottle." - Importer