Cook first but always fascinated by the wine, François Villard began to acquire his first lands, in spring, 1989, on the municipality of Saint Michel (place said Poncins) in naming Condrieu. These first 400 bottles will be for sale in autumn, 1992. Today, Domaine Francois Villard account 30 ha and about twenty vintages. These numerous wines are under various naming such as Condrieu, Saint Joseph, Côte-Rôtie or still Saint Peray.
Francois Villard works brilliantly the viognier but also more recently the syrah. Every vintage wine inspires him. Both in plays on words to baptize his vintages and to create it of news. Which explains the multiplication of labels (until 18!), which has enough to make get confused of cellar in the most eclectic of the oenophiles.
Domaine François Villard is managed by a master hand, as a self-taught François Villard likes the concentrated and late harvest, to seek not overmaturity but the perfect maturity. Francois Villard wants to tend more towards organic but the tillage sometimes makes the thing difficult because they are terraces very difficult to till. Domaine Villard has therefore attempted another approach and to do things differently as far as possible, so treatments and weed killers are suppressed except on certain plots that require special effort.
Francois Villard Appel des Sereines is syrah of ten years on the soils of Chavanais and 40 % breeding in tanks wood and 60 % is from 3 to 5 years of age. A report incredible price / pleasure for the amateurs of Syrah!
We can't stop François Villard ! Another new wine: Les Contours de Mairlant. A Roussane Marsanne duo for a delicious wine. A success, as always. A great value!
Francois Villard wine saint peray is very charming with this sharpness ans freshness, one of the best Saint Peray I've tasted.
Francois Villard Saint Joseph poivre et Sol, fruits aromas and subtlety whith of course notes of white peppers. Grapes: 100% Syrah
Marsanne grapes from Francois Villard Saint Joseph blanc is called Fruit d'Avilleran. Rich, aromatic, perfectly balanced with a great finish...
François Villard Mairlant Saint Joseph is delicate and smouth with notes of spices, thyme an white peppers.
Mairlant Blanc Francois Villard is the great vintage of Saint Joseph Blanc and of course it's a killer!We have everything : fullness, freshness, lenght ! We are big fans but "Mairlant" is rare : only 8500 bottles.
The famous Condrieu de François Villard ... As poetic as the winemaker ! One of the best, Les Terrasses Du Palat has everything : powerfull, generous, aromatic... grapes: 100% Viognier
Master of t the Condrieu "appelation" François villard with the vintage Deponcins, offers us a wine of exception!
François Villard with Gallet Blanc Cote Rotie takesout to us another great wine of the Valley of the north Rhône.
The" Condrieu " from François Villard is called Villa Pontciana. Great celling Potential, amazing freshness, hurry up there is only 1000 bottles!
We obviously know François Villard for his whites but his reds are also great successes like his Côte Rôtie la Brocarde which is part of the very large cuvées of the appellation.Beawre :rare and limited production!