Cote Rotie Gallet Blanc François Villard 2015

Cote Rotie Gallet Blanc François Villard 2015


Region North Rhône

Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture

Grapes Syrah

Vintage 2015

Recommended service Temperature 16 - 18° C

Decanting 30 min -1 hour

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About the wine 

An élégant Cote rôtie made by one of the « Legend » of the North Rhône, this syrah is elegant, complex, juicy, but with nice épices as well. The Cuvée « Gallet Blanc » is definitely one of our « classics crush » on Cote Rotie.

Ranking WA (R.Parker) 93/100

Tasting notes

Eye - Dark Purple robe

Nose - Black Cherries, Red berries, hints of Spices, Floral Aromas, smoked meats

Palate - Elegant, creamy texture, nice tannins balanced with a Lovely acidity 

Classic Food pairing

Grilled Red meats, Lamb, Duck, Mushrooms

Background Winery

François Villard is one of the stars of the syrah and one of the pioneers in the northern Rhône.

He came to winegrowing after a career in restaurants, where he caught the love of wine. 

He became at full time a winegrower in 1991, and was entirely self taught, although he has a close friendship with Yves Cuilleron (Another Legend of the winegrowing).

His domaine has gradually grown, as has the range he offers, and he now owns and sources from 30 hectares. François Villard was also one of the three winemakers involved with the Vins de Vienne project, who planted vines on the other side of the Rhône in Seyssuel.