Condrieu, Le Grand Vallon 2018 François Villard

François Villard
Le Grand Vallon

NT$2,450

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Few words about this wine

This wine exhibits a bright straw yellow color. While pouring the wine in the glass we can already sense its expressive aromatic notes: beautiful stone fruits such as peach and ripen apricot, tropical fruits with mango and pineapple, finishing with an inviting floral honeysuckle perfume.

Szu Hao TSENG

Best sommelier of Taiwan

Why I like this wine

This wine is rich and powerful, characterized by the oily sensation of the viognier grape variety, possessed by a hint of sweetness due to the high alcohol content. On the finishing taste we can perceive a fresh acidity that rounds up the wine bringing back the initial stone fruits followed by white flowers ending in a long complexity on the palate.
Wine Information
Content : 750 ml
Alcohol content : 14%
Service : 10℃-12℃
Potential aging : 7-10 years

Szu Hao TSENG

Best sommelier of Taiwan

Why I like this wine

This wine is rich and powerful, characterized by the oily sensation of the viognier grape variety, possessed by a hint of sweetness due to the high alcohol content. On the finishing taste we can perceive a fresh acidity that rounds up the wine bringing back the initial stone fruits followed by white flowers ending in a long complexity on the palate. I suggest to open and decant this wine 2 hours before tasting.

Food pairing

Western

Seafood platter

Pâté

Eastern

General Tso’s chicken

Spicy won tons

Winery

François Villard

The estate was created from scratch in 1989, at the instigation of François Villard, who is still at the head of the estate today.
Trained as a cook, François Villard became passionate about wine at the age of 20. Not knowing how to integrate the world of wine, he did a year of Brevet Professionnel in sommellerie at Tain l’Hermitage. These encounters were decisive and gave him the desire to become a winemaker.
Afterwards, he enrolled in Davayé, with a view to obtaining the Brevet Professionnel Agricole, option viticulture and oenology.
At the same time, he began to acquire his first fallow plots of land in the commune of St Michel in the Condrieu Appellation. The first vine was planted in the spring of 1989, as soon as he obtained his patent. The first Condrieu was produced in 1991 and the first 400 bottles were put on the market in autumn 1992.
While his first vinifications took place in Verlieu, in a cellar behind Yves Cuilleron’s, he decided to have his own building built in 1996 in St Michel Sur Rhône.