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2001 Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Brezeme

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ITEM 7953872 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

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I7953872 2 $20 Sep 19, 2021
I7949060 1 $20 Sep 12, 2021
I7937468 1 $20 Aug 29, 2021
I7930689 3 $20 Aug 22, 2021
I7918717 12 $20 Aug 15, 2021
I7918524 1 $20 Aug 15, 2021
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PRODUCER

Eric Texier

Eric Texier is a negociant who produces wines from the Rhone Valley, both the north and south parts of the valley, and from Maconnais. Originally trained as a scientist, Texier later attended Bordeaux University to study viticulture and oenology. After training with other winemakers, Texier made his first commercial wine in 1995. Today he produces about 25 wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Texier “produces stylish, graceful, surprisingly elegant Rhone Valley reds.”

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône

The Southern Rhône Valley wine region extends from Orange in the north through the communes Lirac and Tavel in the southwest. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Méridionales and it includes some of the best known appellations in France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. The climate and landscape of the Southern Rhone differ significantly from the Northern Rhone. There are hot, often windy Mediterranean appellations near Nimes and the south, and higher altitude, relatively cool appellations such as Côtes du Ventoux to the east. Understanding the region can be confusing given that there are thirteen appellations and sixteen red and white grapes allowed for wines with appellation status. Syrah is grown here, but it is much less important than in the north. Grenache is the prominent red grape, though most red wines are blends of at least four varietals. Other commonly used red grapes are Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Muscardin. Counoise, Terret Noir, Vaccarèse and Syrah are also permitted. The primary white grapes are Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, though Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne are permitted, as are Picpoul and Picardin. Of note is the Côtes du Rhone Villages AOC, which is only in the Southern Rhone. Though Côtes du Rhône AOC wine is made in both the north and south, the Villages appellation has stricter requirements for winemaking and is generally considered higher quality than simple Côtes du Rhône. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “There is a vast amount of enjoyment to be discovered in the southern Rhône…for these are some of the most sumptuous and pleasure-giving wines produced in the world.”