Texier VdF La Preyna 2020

Texier VdF La Preyna 2020

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Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Appellation: St-Julien-en-St.-Alban

Variety: Cinsault, Grenache


Cinsault finally gets it’s moment in the spotlight! Often only appearing as a small component in Rhône blends and Provençal Rosés, here it is on full display with all its ripe red fruit and zippy character that is echoed by the addition of 25% Grenache. It is a great example of the light-bodied everyday wines of the region. St-Julien-en-St.-Alban is located on the western side of the Rhône just at the end of the Rhône Valley, and is prized for its altitude and warmth. You don’t need an occasion to pull the cork, it doesn't demand food, and there’s no need for you to meditate over each sip. Its pure energy makes it the perfect weeknight warrior; you can just feel the sunshine. 


You might be familiar with Martin’s father Eric who has become one of the legends of natural wine in the Rhône. His father’s passion to revive traditional techniques and implement low-intervention winemaking also drives Martin. Each grape is vinified separately in concrete tanks, which preserves the integrity of the fruit. Concrete is used in an effort to avoid the oaky flavors that are transmitted by barrels, but unlike stainless steel, it also allows for a gentle transfer of oxygen, creating verve, texture, and fruit-forward jubilance. On the nose, the ripe strawberry scent is kept in check with a tart redcurrant snap, and a slightly effervescent minerality.