Adèle Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc
100% Clairette (sometimes contains Marsanne). These Texier vines are planted in the granitic clay-limestone soils of the Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban area on the western side of the Rhône River in the Ardèche. The bunches are hand-harvested and direct-pressed in whole clusters and fermented with native yeasts in cement tank. The wine spends 6-8 months on fine lees without any addition of sulfur. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a small 30mg/liter dose of sulfur. The name of the wine is a reference to Adèle Blanc-Sec, a French adventure cartoon heroine.
Eric Texier's comments on the Adèle 2016: "Generous, easy, amiable. Clairette as we always wish it to be, pure and delicate. 6000 bottles.