We have had the pleasure to having Mr. Francois Villard visit our office to deliver a staff training. It was great tasting with the winemaker himself, who knows his stuff and is never shy about experimenting with his ideas of a novelty. His early wine releases already showed bold approach to his winemaking, as early as 1994 when he was literally the first among northern Rhone producers introducing botrytis for dry whites, and applying higher use of new barrels for white wines than the reds for creating well-integrated aromas and texture. We were also given a little background history and the winemaking bits of each of the wines we tasted, most of which were quite different style from those we had tasted from other producers from the same appellation.
Francois Villard wines will be showcased in the 'Rhône Valley Vineyards Grand Tasting - The Battle of Chefs' on Thursday June 8th, 2017 at House of Madison in Wan Chai. Interested parties please register online, or find out more with Sopexa Hong Kong.
White Wines:Francois Villard Saint Peray 'Version' 2015 Francois Villard Saint Joseph Blanc 'Fruit d'Avillean' 2015 Francois Villard Condrieu 'Les Terraces du Palat' 2015Red Wines:Francois Villard 'L'appel des Sereines' Syrah Vin de France Rouge 2015Francois Villard Cote Rotie 'Le Gallet' Blanc Rouge 2014Francois Villard Saint Joseph 'Poivre et Sol' Rouge 2014Francois Villard crozes Hermitage 'Comme une Evidence' Rouge 2014 Francois Villard Cornas 'Jouvet' 2014