Grape varieties : 60% Marsanne - 40% Roussanne. Vineyard: Saint-Pierre-de Boeuf. Yield : 50Hl/Ha. Soil composition : Granit. Average vine age : 20 years.
Low temperature fermentation with native yeasts, followed by 11 months maturation on the lees in old oak barrels (3 to 5 years old). Only 11,300 bottles produced.
Beautiful white wine with fruity notes, subtly toasted, carried by a mineral freshness. The mouth is balanced on a combination of white peach and pear with a good texture, round and pure with some freshness and finesse.
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.