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.
The vineyard is 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 grown Cordon de Royat, a plant density of between 4000 and 5000 vines/ha, yield of 75 hl/ha
The wine benefits from a period of cold skin contact and maceration. Pressing of the grapes with separation of free-run juice from pressed must. Cold static must settling. Temperature controlled fermentation at 17-18°C. Racking off the lees to prevent malolactic fermentation.
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.
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Name Felicette Blanc Country France Region IGP Pays d'Oc ABV% 12% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 85% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier Size 750ml Dietary Information No