Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone "Chat Fou" 2020
Regular price $24.00
Winemaker: Eric Texier
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Cinsault, White Grapes
40% max of destemming, very short short four, day maceration, fermented and aged in concrete.
Chat Fou is now being sourced from the granite terroirs of Saint-Julien, giving it a very fruity, easy style compared to most CDR. Eric also adds about 20% of white grapes to lighten the blend.
The wine's name translates to "Crazy Cat" and is named after one of the Texier's cats who was in fact quite crazy.
It is no exaggeration that Eric Texier is one of the most important people we have come to know in our 30+ years of wine importing. Not important in a boisterous or regal sense, but rather from an evolutionary perspective. People like Eric and his wife Laurence helped us discover that mutual respect, growth and friendship were possible in this line of work, that a "business relationship" could shape philosophies, world views, values and even our senses of humor! For this we are grateful.
A Bordeaux native who has lived in or around Lyon since 1979, Eric is a jovial, energetic and fun-loving person who wants his wines to make their drinkers happy. But he is also a boundary pusher, endlessly questioning his own work (and let's be honest, the work of others) for the sake of moving viticulture and winemaking forward.