Carmina is the proprietary name of a cuvée that is made primarily with old vine grapes and fermented with 30% (up to as much as 50% in good years) of whole clusters. The élevage is done in a mix of small and large barrels, and bottled if possible without fining or filtration. This wine has a great deal of breed. Average annual production is 3,600 to 4,800 bottles.
In just a couple of decades, Pierre-Jean Villa has established a reputation for making remarkable wines, and he strives to reveal his several terroirs of the Northern Rhône. His wines are sumptuous.