Francois Villard, Condrieu "Les Terrasses", Rhone
Francois Villard, Condrieu "Les Terrasses", Rhone 2013

From 25 years old vineyards around Chavany and Verin, the latter just next to Chateau Grillet. 100% Viognier grown on decomposed quartizitic granite soil. Fran├žois like to pick his grapes quite ripe, and after pressing, the wine was fermented in the barrel at low temperature with natural yeast. The wine then undergoes a labour intensive batonnage (1 time per week for 6 months), before ageing on lees without racking for 11 months. 20% new oak for this cuvee. Around 14,000 bottles produced.
DECO comments: This is quite exotic, with apriot skins and ginger spice on the nose, great minerality on the silky palate.

Year 2013
Wine Type White Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Condrieu
Winery Francois Villard
Grape Viognier
Size 0.75 L

HKD $400
In Stock
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