Wine Advocate, 93 Points- The medium to full-bodied 2017 Condrieu les Terrasses du Palat hints at honey and stone fruit on the nose, then adds a simply seductive texture on the palate. It's a soft, enveloping sensation, plump and silky, yet with great balance, energy and length on the finish. Bravo!
Condrieu Terrasses du Palat is one of the benchmark wines of Domaine François Villard. Originating from parcels of Chavanay and Vérin, the 2-year-old vine stocks grow on quartzite, decomposed granite soil. In the cellar, the grapes ferment at a low temperature with native yeast. François Villard does daily stirring for six months then ages the wine for eleven months without racking. This wine can easily be kept for ten years and, over time, develops subtle creaminess alongside delicious aromas of stone fruit and flowers.
Variety: 100% Viognier