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Wine of the Week: François Villard Les Contours de Poncins 2012

December 5th, 2013

VillardViognierOne of our oldest friends and producers, François Villard, located in Northern Rhone in the town of Ampuis.   Known as a Condrieu Master, Villard has seduced us yet again with his Viognier Les Contours de Poncins 2012. This viognier is an exceptional value as it is grown just outside of the Condrieu appellation, and holds many of the characteristics an excellent Condrieu.
Rich and concentrated in character with mineral aromas on the nose, both fruity and sweet flavors of peaches, apricots on the pallet, along with complex caramel and toffee that linger on the finish. This wine will pair beautifully with raw oysters, crab or shrimp salad, mild curry dishes with white meat or wild mushroom risotto.