2016 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône St. Julien en St. Alban Rouge
Region: France, Rhône
Grape Varieties: Syrah
Dry, med-bodied red; blackberries, pepper | Jaeger schnitzel
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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