The Félicette wines originate from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France, along its southern-most coastline of the Mediterranean. Coming from vineyards between Narbonne and Béziers, the grapes are de-stemmed, undergo cold maceration and gentle ferments.
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. All wines in the Félicette range have been carefully crafted to be subtle, sassy and food friendly
The vineyards are planted on the 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. Clay - limestone soils, vines trained Cordon de Royat, and a plant density of between
4000 and 5000 vines/ha with yields of 75 hl/ha. The wine benefits from a period of skin contact and maceration. Pressing of the grapes is carried out in a pneumatic
press with separation of free-run juice from pressed must. Cold static must settling then a settling on the fine lees with
stirring to highlight the richness of the wine. The wines are then racked off the lees to prevent malolactic fermentation.
Varietal: Grenache (100%) Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, France ABV: 12%
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Good crunch and energy here, a sort of stony feel in with red fruits, pear and a musk perfume. Finishes dry, a slightly sharp herb-accented flavour, but with good length. Tangerine too. Nice one. Wine Front - 91 points