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Francois Villard Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Les Contours de Deponcins Viognier 2016
Region: Rhone Valley
Winery: Francois Villard
Grapes: 100% Viognier
Color: White
Vintage: 2016
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Description: This is from the declassified young vines of the hillsides of Chavannay in Condrieu. Villard, one of the stars of the appellation, has fashioned a Viognier with loads of stuffing, minerality, and tropical fruit intermixed with floral notes. Very friendly, with peach, anise and melon flavors kept lively by a tangy note of green almond. A mineral hint adds length. Excellent pairing with spicy dishes and goat cheese.


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Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
On the showy side, with anise, melon, green almond and peach flavors that show an exotic, almost languid feel. The creamy, rounded finish is fun. Drink now through 2020. 3,863 cases made.