Feely Résonance certified organic biodynamic Demeter dry red wine

DSC01775Terroir Feely award-winning wines from a 7 hectare certified organic and biodynamic vineyard part of a 14 hectare farm that includes wild areas, oak forests and an organic garden. Feely vineyard is certified organic with ecocert and biodynamic with Demeter. This is a series of ‘spotlight on’ the wines in the range.
 Resonance (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 sold out. 2011, 2012, 2014 certified organic biodynamic wine) red wine
A fine red wine with notes of plum and blackberry and a hint of cocoa and smoke. Enjoy with pasta, pizza, BBQ, red meat or dark poultry. Thirty year old vines contribute depth to this designated vineyard, limited production wine.

This wine is fermented and aged in a stainless steel vat. To extract colour and tannin we favour punch down rather than pump over. The free run wine is run off soon after the fermentation is finished (only a little post fermentation maceration).

Wine Critic’s Comments:
‘A strong aromatic impression, intense colour and a spicy, perfumed nose. A powerful wine offering black fruit aromas’ Guide Hachette 2009 (the merlot was selected and starred)

Thé 2006 of this wine won a medal on the Bordeaux wine competition in 2008 and on the Decanter wine competition in 2009

We have since stopped submitting for guides and competitions as we don’t meet their timing (for the guides like Hachette – they are organised around AOC and they want us to bottle too quickly) or for volume (for the competitions – we are below their minimums)
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Vital Statistics:

  • Merlot 98%.
  • Vat fermented and matured.
  • Vin bio Organic wine. Ecocert FR-BIO-01 Agriculture France
  • Vin biodynamique Biodynamic wine Demeter
  • Vegan friendly. Indigenous yeast. Unfined. Unfiltered.
  • 2014 No sulphites added (for the 2011 and 2012 total Sulphites around 60mg/litre (total EU norm max for this style of wine: 150mg/litre dry red wine new organic wine max 100mg/l)
  • 1200 bottles (2014) from Merlot on limestone on the Feely’s certified organic and biodynamic vineyard.
  • 2014 no sulfites added vin de France 13.5% alc vol 750ml
  • 2011 and 2012 Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Bergerac. 13% alc vol 750ml

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You can buy Resonance online for shipping in France and most of the EU. The range of wines from Chateau Feely includes certified organic and certified biodynamic wine, natural wine, reds, dry whites, rosé wine, MT sparkling wine, walnut wine and dessert wine. Vegan friendly.

The 2011 has a sensation of petillance because of a small amount of nitrogen gas added at bottling and leftover CO2 from fermentation. It will mean that it will age very well. If you don’t like petillance you can remove it by shaking the wine (video demonstration to follow). It also has a hint of blackcurrant leaf that is not present in the other vintages and makes it reminiscent of a Loire valley cabernet franc.

See our spotlight on Luminosite natural organic biodynamic white wine. To follow – Recipe suggestions for Resonance. Spotlight on Sincérité and La Source.