Felicette, Grenache Noir, Languedoc & South West, France, 2021
Over the last two decades we’ve been creating wines in the wilds of southern France
Embarking on adventures; exploring, discovering and rediscovering remarkable places and vineyard sites. From the foothills and valleys beneath the iconic Pyrénées, out through the gorges to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We’ve journeyed with our friends and exceptional growers, who excel at their craft and have an inherent respect for the land that they and theirs are a part of. It is these people and places that inspire our winemaking. The wines of Terres Fidèles are designed to express the spirit of this extraordinary place - old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more, that are authentically crafted, small batch wines of the wilds.
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