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FELICETTE GRENACHE BLANC

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FELICETTE GRENACHE BLANCScrew Cap

A bright, fruity white wine from a new producer in the South of France, this represents great value for money.

Languedoc & South West France
2016
12.5% ABV
85% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier
75cl

£8.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

Pale yellow colour with green and luminous reflections. Exotic fruits and citrus on the nose, with hints of peach and nectarine. In the mouth, the wine is fresh and well-balanced with flowery notes and a mix of minerality and exotic flavours. A long finish with a lovely vivacity.

About the wine:

The vineyards are planted on three plains and foothills in the south of France, between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea. The area benefits from two distinctive climates that allow the production of a large diversity and styles of wines: the Mediterranean climate for ripe and juicy wines and the Atlantic climate around Carcassonne for more structured and mineral wines.

The vineyards have clay - limestone soils, the vines are grown Cordon de Royat, at a plant density of between 4000 and 5000 vines/ha to yield of 75 hl/ha.

The wine benefits from a period of cold skin contact and maceration before pressing of the grapes with the separation of free-run juice from pressed must, then cold static must settling. Fermentation is temperature controlled at 17-18°C. The lees are racked off to prevent malolactic fermentation. There is no ageing in oak. 

About the producer:

It is often said that there are more people who have travelled to space than there are Masters of Wine, and while that may be very true, there are many more MW's than there are cosmic cats. In a uniquely Gallic surge of innovation, 1963 witnessed France entering the feline space race via a cat named Félicette.

Now immortalised on a wine that pays homage to those that think outside the box, Felicette is for all those who dream to be a little different.

The range consists of two wines, an elegant supple, succulent and aromatic Grenache Rouge, and a mineral, crisp, fresh and almond like Grenache Blanc, both IGP Pays d'Oc and indigenous to the region. Both have been carefully crafted to be subtle, sassy and food friendly.

Food match:

Perfect with salads, shellfish, grilled fish or richer white meats in creamy sauce.

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