Éric Texier, Côtes Du Rhône Chat Fou 2013, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: A non-filtered Côtes du Rhône with finesse and a nose that is reminiscent of cabernet franc.
Ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of red plum, red cherry, raspberry and strawberry with some faint clove baking spice notes.
On the palate, the dry, medium-bodied Côtes du Rhône reveals the fruit suggested on the nose with notes of tartness and chalk on the finish.
There are also some notes of mid-palate complexity that give the wine more oomph than the typical Côtes du Rhône.
Importer: Louis Dressner Selections, LDM Wines, Inc., New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 29, 2016