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Rhône, Brézème

Eric Texier

Eric trained under Jean-Marie Guffens in Mâcon , a wine maker for whom I have great regard. He began biodynamic winemaking in 2001 and became certified in 2003. While making wines in several areas his main focus was on the small and little known appellation of Brézème in the north Rhone. Historically the appellation rivalled the great wines of hermitage 100 years ago. Sadly however by 1961 a mere 1ha remained under vines.

Eric is widely regarded as the leading wine maker in the region and while he follows biodynamic principles he is not a slave to the movement. Sulphite is used only at bottling and so qualifies under that rather nebulous banner of ‘Natural wines’