2017 Condrieu DePoncins, François Villard

Really quite broad, intense but amazing drive and real melon character, spice and really good energy. Sees 35% new oak, but it’s beautifully integrated, very mineral and fine, with excellent power and silky tannins. Very good.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£39.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£239.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2024
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Condrieu DePoncins, François 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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