Félicette Grenache Rouge 6pk 2018
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. The Félicette Blanc is mostly Grenache Blanc, with a little Viogner. The Rouge is almost all Grenache, with a splash of Syrah. Both wines are exceptionally elegant, drinkable and fresh, balanced and refined. Perfect for by the glass.
Félicette Grenache Rouge 2018
Grenache Noir 90%, Syrah 5%, Mourvèdre 5% sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon. No oak. It’s invariably a tasty drink, and no change in 2018. Raspberry, plum, floral, and sprinkled with some scrub herbs. It’s bright and juicy, full of fun and flavour, soft, and quite appropriately, sports the gentle rasp of kitten’s tongue tannin, pulling sweet and subtly savoury on a satisfying finish. I suspect it’s the best release of this wine to date. Drink: 2019 - 2023.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 28 November 2019