Saint Joseph, Poivre et Sol 2018 François Villard

François Villard
Poivre et Sol

NT$1,460

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Few words about this wine

This wine has a medium purple color with ruby hue. The cuveé is named “Poivre et Sol” because we can easily perceive black pepper, smoked spices and licorice, followed by black berries (cherry and blackberry) finishing with a hint of violet flowers.

Szu Hao TSENG

Best sommelier of Taiwan

Why I like this wine

The wine is round and pleasant in the mouth: we can taste the same black fruits we earlier mentioned with elegant tannins and structure, beautiful minerality, and black pepper notes on the closure. Good complexity and long finish.

The wine is round and pleasant in the mouth: we can taste the same black fruits we earlier mentioned with elegant tannins and structure, beautiful minerality, and black pepper notes on the closure. Good complexity and long finish.

Wine Information

Content : 750 ml
Alcohol content : 14%
Service : 17-19 ℃
Potential aging : 5-7 years

Szu Hao TSENG

Best sommelier of Taiwan

Why I like this wine

The wine is round and pleasant in the mouth: we can taste the same black fruits we earlier mentioned with elegant tannins and structure, beautiful minerality, and black pepper notes on the closure. Good complexity and long finish.

Food pairing

Western

New Orleans Barbecue

Steak tartare

Eastern

Pepper cakes

Fried rice noodles

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.