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Francois Villard « Certitude » Crozes-Hermitage

2016 | France | Rhône 750 ml | 13.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Cherry
  • Pepper (cracked)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Its also
  • 90+
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    François Villard founded his domaine in 1989, he is at the leading edge of a new wave of winemakers in the South of France. He farms his vineyards organically and uses natural fermentation, A qualified chef, François is passionate about producing full-flavoured, deliciously balanced wines.
    100% Syrah with vibrant aromas of fresh, spice-tinged dark berries and candied flowers and black olive. Energetic black raspberry and bitter cherry flavours with a touch of Asian spices. Finishes sweet, gently tannic and very long, leaving a note of violet with the lingering tannins.
    Rated 93/100 by Antonio Galloni and 91/200 by Wine Spectator and James Suckling.

    Variety Description


    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavour profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavours of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential.

    Country Description


    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description


    The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône valley and produces numerous wines under various Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designations. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.