Eric Texier 2016 Côtes-du-Rhône 'Chat Fou'

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Eric Texier is from Bordeaux and used to be a nuclear engineer. Not an obvious candidate to be making natural Côtes-du-Rhône, and yet here he is, a sort of godfather to the natural wine movement. Chat Fou ('crazy cat') is a light style of Côtes-du-Rhône made by fermenting white (15-20%) and red grapes together. 'Natural' means different things to different people, but this is the right side of the line - simply made, with a pure red berry flavour and a pleasant tang.

Wine Côtes-du-Rhône 'Chat Fou'
Producer Eric Texier
Vintage 2016
Blend 85% Grenache, 15% white grapes (a mix of Clairette, Viognier and Chasselas)
Region France > Rhône
Appellation AOC Côtes-du-Rhône
Vineyard Most of the grapes are from Texier's St.Julien-en-St.Alban vineyard, with a small amount of the Grenache coming from another site.
Farming Organic
Winemaking Fermented with native yeasts. No sulphur used during winemaking, only a little at bottling. Aged for a year in concrete tanks.
Lifespan Drinks perfectly on release. Best drunk within three years of vintage.
Style Red
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13%
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