This comes from two parcels of old sélection massale vines currently classed as AOC St Joseph that will be reclassified as VdP (or IGP) in 2018 under the rules restricting the total surface of the appellation. In addition, Gamine comes from young vines in Villa's other parcels. The wine was aged entirely in his oldest barrels and demi-muids. Production averages 2,400 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.