Viognier 'Les Contours de Deponcins' IGP François Villard 2015
François Villard, St-Michel-sur-Rhône, Condrieu
“The wines have immediate flair and lots of life in them. The winemaking is modern, with new oak a constant feature. Villard has been restraining himself on the cellar techniques in the last two or three vintages, and the wines sit more comfortably in the glass as a result.”
John Livingstone-Learmonth, DrinkRhone.com 2017
François’ empire keeps growing, but he still keeps a tight rein on the operations, whilst being open to sharing his knowledge and passion for his region. The recent winery above St-Michel-sur-Rhône, that seemed so large a few years ago, is now bursting with vats and barrels, but the quality remains. The wines are often seen on the tables of most of the best restaurants around the world.
De Poncins is one of the largest Condrieu vineyards producing some of the finest wines of the appellation. Viognier 'Les Contours de Deponcins' IGP François Villard comes from a declassified vineyard lying next to De Poncins sitting on the same contours with the same terroir, yet the Vin de France is a fraction of the price.
Rich and complex with peach, apricot and tons of mineral aromas and flavours which linger teasingly on the finish, Viognier 'Les Contours de Deponcins' IGP is a star of a wine.
Grape: 100% Viognier