100% Syrah. Dense and deep red color. Fruity aromas of black cherry and raspberry, a bit of roast coffee and spice, with some oaky notes. Lovely purity in the palate: focused and quite elegant with peppery notes and nice definition. Lovely red wine with a good grip.
François Villard is one of the stars of the northern Rhône. He came to winegrowing after a career in restaurants, where he caught the wine bug and moved from chef to sommelier. He went full time as a winegrower in 1991, and was entirely self taught, although he has a close friendship with Yves Cuilleron.