Felicette, Grenache Noir, Languedoc & South West, France, 2021
Wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit du lieu’. The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.
Authentic, crafted small batch wines. Wines of the wilds. Old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more. Wines to share..., some of which, namely Felicette, Mont Rocher and Montsablé we have been proudly producing for some time.
We produce Félicette in the South-West of France, between Narbonne and Beziers, with its hot and dry mediterranean climate influence. Soils are sandy and silty as well as a chalk/ clay mix on the hillside vineyards.
The grapes are harvested, destemmed and then either hot macerated to extract colour a beautiful dark red colour, and some are cold fermented to get the best possible varietal fruit extraction. The fermentation is then conducted at controlled temperature with gentle pumping overs to extract only the better tannins. The different pressings are then blended in December and aged in stainless steel tank to preserve fruit and round tannins. No oak treatment whatsoever. Just clean star bright fruit.
No oak ageing
Bright red colour with purplish tones. A 'booster' powered nose of violets and red fruits. The Grenache launches fruit flavours of raspberry and plum. Medium-bodied on the palate, soft and juicy. A truly stellar red.
Pasta dishes in tomato sauce, oriental and thai dishes.
Grenache Noir 100%
6 x 75cl