Martin Texier has confidently stepped out from the long shadow of his father Eric (who’s perhaps the most famous, definitely the most forthright, and maybe the most lucid northern Rhône natural winemaker). He began making wine in 2014 after first studying economics, spinning tunes (he’s an accomplished DJ), and also spending time in New York City learning about the wine & record trade here. Then he decided he had to following his calling, follow in his father’s footsteps, and return to the vines.
Martin now has five hectares in and around St.-Julien-en-St.-Alban, planted to classic Rhône varieties, both red and white. He’s lucky to have several different soil types, clay, limestone, gneiss, schist and granite, which allows him to make wine in a wide range of styles. His passion is to revive local traditions in the vines and in the cellar (native yeast fermentations, no sulfur). His early results are a clear testament to his skills.