St. Julien-en-St. Alban Côtes-du-Rhône Syrah
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger, i.e. 35-40-year-old vines on granite soilis in the very warm St-Julien en St-Alban vineyard area (on the western side of the Rhône at the southernmost edge of the northern Rhône Valley). The vines are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The wine is made identically to its Brézème Syrah counterpart: whole clusters are fermented with native yeasts in concrete tank with a short 5-7-day maceration; there is no extraction, only a submerged cap for a gentle infusion of color and flavor; aging was for 20 months in concrete vats without racking in 2017; bottling is without fining or filtration and with a tiny dose of 10-15 mg. of sulfur.