2015 Saint-Joseph Mairlant, Francois Villard

Ripe, dark and incredibly supple, this is an impressive St Joseph. Grippy, with excellent density behind, there’s purity and length here. St. Jo has worked very well in 2015, and this is a benchmark.

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  • Region & country
    St Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2026
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Saint-Joseph Mairlant, Francois Villard
Domaine François Villard

Francois Villard is a passionate young winemaker and former chef who began planting vines in 1989. It is his Condrieu for which he is most revered: focussed, pure and complex. A man of extremes, he allows a small amount of his Viognier, as well as Marsanne for his St.-Joseph, to develop botrytis - the fungus known as noble rot made famous in Sauternes production. This method, less common for dry wines, may be why he’s been called one Condrieu’s Young Turks, and why his wines are so in demand.

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