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Chat Fou, 2014

By Eric Texier

  • Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
  • Region: Rhône
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Sweetness:
  • Grape Varieties:
    • Unfined.
    • Unfiltered.
    • Low sulphite.

    Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

    • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
    • Total Sulphites: 35 mg/L
    • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
    • Other Information:Terroir : grown on granit on the western bank of the Rhône., Grapes : the Northern most Grenache grown in France 80% min. Whites grapes co-fermented (Grenache blanc, marsanne, clairette) up to 20%, Winemaking : Partially destemed. 10-12 days of skin contact fermentation. Elevage for 18 months on fine lees, in small concrete vats (75 hl) and . No filtration, no fining., Tasting : Light bodied wine with typical Grenache aromas (strawberries, red fruits).

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      About Eric Texier

      Rhône, France

      I became a vigneron, in the almost forgotten vineyard area of Brézème (Northern Rhone). My goals and methodology were born through reading, visits to traditional winemakers and sustainable farms around the world. My winemaking is very old school and very minimalist and my main concern as a vigneron is the soil.