Francois Villard L'Appel des Sereines Syrah 2018
Francois Villard started out his career in food and wine as a chef. He grew up between Vienne and Grenoble, in the French countryside. He made his first Condrieu in 1991, a whopping 400 bottles. Today, he’s working with 64 hectares total, of which he owns 40 hectares. He makes wine from Côte-Rôtie down to Saint Peray, and a little of everything between: four Condrieu, five Saint-Joseph (red and white), three Crozes-Hermitage, a Cornas, and four Vin de France (Marsanne-Roussanne, Viognier, and two Syrah).
|Region||France, Rhone, Condrieu|
VinousDeep, shimmering violet. Spice-accented blueberry, cherry and a hint of cracked pepper on the fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and lively, showing good depth and clarity to the juicy, smoke- and spice-tinged black and blue fruit flavors. A building floral quality emerges with air and carries through the subtly tannic finish, which leaves a hint of allspice behind. Made with 60% whole clusters and raised in used foudres and barriques.