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Eric Texier, 'Vieilles Vignes' Châteauneuf du Pape 2001
France / Red

Eric Texier, 'Vieilles Vignes' Châteauneuf du Pape 2001

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from the winemaker:

"Becoming a winegrower is the great adventure that began for us 20 years ago; a dream for those who have no family background in vineyards or wine but are just passionate wine lovers.

Cuvee notes: 100% Grenache. From 80+-year-old vines on classic sandy, gravelly soils laden with the stones known as galets roulés.  They are planted in a flat, north-facing parcel in the lieu-dit of Bois Sénéchaux and are certified organic. Texier has been working with vineyard owner/farmer Jean Riché and these vines for over 20 years. The bunches are harvested by hand and fermented as whole clusters with native yeasts and no sulfur in open-top concrete tanks. Maceration is 8-10 days without any extractive techniques. The wine is aged in used demi-muids with no racking for 18 months and bottled without fining or filtration and with a small dose of sulfur."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Châteauneuf du Pape
Region
Southern Rhône
Varieties
Grenache
Farming
Organic
Soil
Galets, limestone, clay
Winemaking
Hand Harvested whole clusters, with native yeasts and no sulfur in open-top concrete tanks. Aged in demi-muids with no racking for 18 months; bottled without fining or filtration with a small dose of sulfur.