Localization: Rhone Valley, France
Tasting Notes: Alluring with acacia honey, bitter almond and creamed white nectarine flavors driving along in unison. Finish has unctuous edge, but the bitter almond notes keep it focused enough. Fun wine.
The Domain: A cook by training, François Villard developed a passion for wine at the age of 20. Not knowing how to enter the world of wine, he completed a year of Professional Brevet in sommellerie at Tain l’Hermitage. The meetings were decisive and gave him the desire to become a winegrower.
Subsequently, he enrolled in Davayé, with a view to obtaining the Professional Agricultural Certificate, option in viticulture and oenology.
At the same time, he began to acquire his first wasteland in the town of St Michel in the Condrieu appellation. The first vine was planted in the spring of 1989, upon obtaining its patent. The first Condrieu was produced in 1991 and the first 400 bottles were released in the fall of 1992.