2016 Eric Texier Côte Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Region: France, Rhône
Grape Varieties: Syrah
Dry, med-bodied red; complete and energetic | Now: beef brisket; in 10 years: game
Eric Texier made the unprecedented leap from nuclear engineer to winemaker in the early 1990s. In keeping with his rigorous academic background, he studied oenology in Bordeaux. While learning the ropes in the Mâcon at Verget by day, he burned the midnight oil reading original handbooks and manuals from the 19th century to learn about long-lost styles and vinification techniques.
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