2021 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône Chat Fou
Region: France, Rhône
Grape Varieties: Grenache, various white grapes
Dry, light-bodied red; pepper on strawberries | Barbecued squid
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 handbooks and manuals from the 19th century to learn about long-lost styles and vinification techniques.
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