Brézème Roussanne Côtes-du-Rhône


100% Roussanne. From Texier's young vines in the cooler, more limestone-driven vineyard area of Brézème. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation, aging on lees in concrete, no stirring, 30 mg/l of SO2 at bottling.

92 points
"The Brézème Blanc bottling from Éric Texier is composed entirely from roussanne. These are not particularly old vines, but they take to the limestone soils found in Brézème beautifully. The wine is fermented with whole clusters and indigenous yeasts and raised in cement tanks. The 2019 version is beautifully complex and already quite expressive on the nose, wafting from the glass in a blend of pear, bread fruit, chalky soil elements, a touch of wild fennel, gently musky floral tones and a topnote of raw almond. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with a lovely core, fine soil signature, zesty acids and a long, complex and very classy finish. This is a beautiful bottle. 2020-2030."
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, November 2020

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