Friday, January 21, 2005

Brezeme Cotes du Rhone

Eric Texier, Cotes du Rhone "Brezeme" 2001 ($13) -- France. Imported by Vintner Select. There are no winemaking notes so I have no idea what's in here or how it was made. (Hint, Hint!) A medium nose with a hint of petrol (?) and some earthy fruit, pleasant fruit flavors, and then a somewhat smooth finish with a little acid. Not a good drinker by itself, but with the right food pairing would be fine. (Attention Food Bloggers, we need some help here!) A reasonable value.


Blogger caveman said...

I have tasted pretty well everything that Texier does (and he tends to do better whites (try his condrieu and Pouilly-Fuissé, both with a wonderful mineral side to them). Brezeme was better in 2000, a little richer, less acid.. But I guess that's what you get when you are a grape scavenger. Try his 2002 Hermitage, a bad year and apparently part of the grapes came from Chave himself.
The acidity in the Brezeme made it a reasonable red for cheese, but could also do a nice pork roast.

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