Chat Fou Côtes du Rhône by Éric Texier


If you were ever sceptical about Organic wines, you have to give this one a try! This wine is Artisanal, Organic, Biodynamic, unfined and unfiltered. All with the aim to do as little intervention as possible and to let the Terroir speak for itself. Eric Texier Chat Fou natural red wine is a coupage of Grenache Tinta, Clairette and Marsanne,  from the well known region of Côtes du Rhône.Eric Texier is a vigneron from Brézème, a municipality in the northern area of the Rhone Valley. Texier worked in nuclear engineering but switched to the world of wine in the early 1990s. He practices minimal viticulture and oenology, and attaches special importance to the management of the soils of his vineyards. The result is this superb wine a true example of natural wines and at the forefront of this movement. Eric is not a follower of fashion and speaks vehemently against those who label themselves as natural when it is used as a marketing tool rather than a true desire to understand the terroir. He believes that in most cases all natural wines taste the same! He vinifies all his wines in the same way, using as little intervention as possible to allow the terroir of his different parcels to do the talking. Hope it catches your eye!


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Ruby ​​red
Nose Aromas of currant jelly, raspberry, with a slightly spicy touch
Palate Elegant, soft, juicy and bright with fine, fresh damson and plums, mineral with a long finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Grenache 60%, Cinsault 15%, Carignan 15%, Chasselas 10%
Alcohol % 13%
Style Light, Natural Red Wine
Estate/Producer Éric Texier
Country France
Region Cotes du Rhone AOC
Vintage 2018
Vinification Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. In bottle without filtration or clarification. Artisanal, No added sulfites, Indigenous yeasts, Vegan Friendly
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, can be aged if it is kept in a dark cooled cellar


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