François Villard trained as a chef before setting up his domaine in 1989. Today, his vineyatrd spans 30 hectares over nearly all the appellations in the region. François loves to build, and with each vintage he creates new vats for his wine that he christens with a comical name, normally a play on words. He produces 400,000 bottles a year and is adored by enthusiasts and critics alike.
100% Syrah from Ampuis and Saint-Cyr, with an “emphasis on the schist areas from the Brune up towards Verenay” (Livingstone-Learmonth, Wines of the Northern Rhône). Eighty-eight percent whole cluster, macerated for twelve days in stainless steel and wood vats. Aged eighteen months in twenty percent new, eighty percent two- to four-year-old oak barrels.
This red wine impresses by its balance and its greed. The sharpness of the fruit cuts with the power of the naming. Undoubtedly a beautiful vintage wine this Gallet Blanc. The amateurs of Roasted rib are going to be delighted.