Sommelier's Notes

''François was and is very much at the forefront of modern, exciting winemaking in the Rhône, starting his career as a Chef he released his first wines in 1991 (a mere 400 bottles). He has created a large range of wines but has a dedicated following in particular for his various cuvées of Condrieu, this is essence of Viognier: florals, stonefruit, spice, citrus et al. François is not scared to experiment or by the use of new oak and botrytis (in dry wines). On a personal note I was very happy when François came to Frantzén's Kitchen and slowly read through every page of my not small wine list!'' -- Gary Pluck, Frantzén's Kitchen