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Francois Villard Condrieu Deponcins 2017
Region: Rhone Valley
Winery: Francois Villard
Grapes: 100% Viognier
Color: White
Vintage: 2017
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Description: Loaded with a huge core of creamed peach, yellow apple and Cavaillon melon fruit backed by notes of creme fraiche, heather, quartz and honeysuckle. Serious depth and definition stretches out the finish.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 95 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
A plump and creamy style, with alluring yellow apple, Cavaillon melon, pear and peach flavors all gliding through, backed by hints of warm brioche and almond cream. Quite alluring in the end. Drink now through 2021. 1,200 cases made, 75 cases imported
Guide Hachette NA FOR THE 2013 VINTAGE
** STARS (Remarkable) Famous winemaker from the North Rhone Valley, Francois Villard, former chef, established his own winery in 1989 in Saint-Michel-sur-Rhone. He owns 32 ha in 5 crus producing white and red wines. He also produces wines from grapes purchased. If woody aromas first dominate on the first nose, citrus and stones fruits become more present after some aeration. Such fruity notes include citrus and ripe yellow fruits with shades of elderberry and orange zest. The attack is soft with ripe pineapples. The palate is round with good weight but without heaviness thanks to a fine acidity. The finish is long and balanced.