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Rhone Valley

Domaine François Villard - Crozes-Hermitage - Nobilis Semita - Rouge - 2021


Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2021

Name: AOP Crozes-Hermitage

Grape variety: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 13 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Domaine rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
Cuvée rated 92/100 by our Committee.


The 2021 red Crozes-Hermitage Nobilis Semita presents with a flawless nose, distinctively Crozes, featuring the Syrah’s signature smoky bacon notes with a well-judged and understated maturation. Ripe, fresh, and balanced, it provides an almost velvety mouthfeel, very fine tannins, and a great deal of immediate delectability. A very successful 2021 indeed!


Hand-harvested, fermented in stainless steel vats for 10 days. Aged for 9 months, mainly in truncated-cone vats, with the remainder in 228-litre pièces Bourguignonne, then 10 months in stainless-steel vats.


Dark, brilliant red with carmine highlights.


Very typical Crozes, marked by beautiful smoky notes.


Fresh and delicious, with beautifully ripe fruit, this cuvée boasts fine, velvety tannins, well-balanced juice and controlled ageing.


Serve between 14 and 16°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Peppered rib of beef, leg of lamb, roast Bresse pigeon with spices and sweet paprika.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2028.

As a majestic ambassador of the Rhône, François Villard is revitalizing the region's traditions with flair. His energy and innovative spirit continuously drive him to excel and to craft wines with a strong identity that regularly rank among the best of their appellation.

In Crozes-Hermitage, his vintages dazzle with luscious fruit and a bold, natural character. That’s why we have unanimously decided to create this exclusive cuvée for VALAP members, one that reflects both our excitement for the Rhône Valley's Syrahs and the outstanding quality of the estate.