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Eric Texier

Texier Brezeme Rouge 2018

$32.99

no added sulfur
unfiltered

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Syrah

100% Syrah. From Texier's younger (20-40-year-old) vines, planted on a south-facing, limestone marl slope of the Brézème zone (on eastern side of the Rhône River at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. Whole-cluster fermentation with native yeasts takes place in open concrete tanks with no sulfur and a 6-8-day maceration; no extraction techniques (only a submerged cap for gentle infusion of color and flavor); aging in concrete tanks on the fine lees for 18-24 months with no racking; bottling is without fining or filtration and with a minute dose of sulfur. 

Aromas of dark fruit and flowers, followed by smoky blackberries, plum, licorice and violets. Ripe and medium-bodied on the palate, with dark berry notes and mineral structure. Finishes spicy, yet with fresh acidity.