Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou, Rhone, France 2017
Eric Texier became a winemaker after a first career and without any family background in vines or wines. As such, his goals and methods developed not so much from his years of schooling, but from his readings, his visiting winemakers around the world, and working in Burgundy with Jean-Marie Guffens at Verget.
Grapes: Grenache and about 10% white grapes (Clairette, Roussanne)
Vinification: Fermented and aged 15 months in concrete.