2016 François Villard Côte-Rôtie Le Gallet Blanc Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note


2016 François Villard Le Gallet Blanc  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Forward in style, the ripe plums and cherries come along wine a touch of smoke. thyme and flowers that is quite nice. Medium-bodied, the fresh, energetic red fruits pop on the palate and in the finish. Give this a few more years in the cellar, though it is going to be easy to drink in its youth.

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Francois Villard Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Francois Villard, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Francois Villard, when young, should be decanted at least 1-2 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Francois Villard is often better with 5-8 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 8-15 years of age.

Serving Francois Villard with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Francois Villard is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Jasmin is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes, tomatoes, eggplant and sausage. Francois Villard is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Condrieu, the white wine of Francois Villard is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Francois Villard also produces a myriad of wines in the Northern Rhone from Condrieu, red and white wine from St. Joseph, Crozes Hermitage and Cornas. He also produces a vast array of well priced, tasty, Vin de France wines. Today, Francois Villard makes almost 30 different wines.