Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc St. Julien-en-St. Alban "Vieille Marsanne"
100% Marsanne. From 80-year-old vines in the granite soils of St. Julien on the western side of the river in the southernmost part of the northern Rhône. The fermentation is spontaneous, without added yeasts or sulfur, in clay amphora (or tinajas, the Spanish term Eric T uses because these are made by the master Padilla in Spain). Skin maceration is several months. Aging is around 2 years on the lees in old oak barrel; bottling is without sulfur or any fining or filtration in Novemver two years after the vintage.
Note: the Pergaud domaine moniker appears on four Texier wines and indicates that the wine is made from older vines in either the Brézème or St. Julien-en-St. Alban vineyard area.