Jancisrobinson.com reviews of Feely wines

If you have visited us you know the sort of love and care that goes into our wines. Sean puts his heart and soul, and blood and sweat into these babies. Reading these reviews brought tears of joy for it is the result of more than a decade of commitment, tenacity, investment, belief and hard work to bring this farm back to life. DSC04562

Ch Feely, Terroir Luminosité 2016 Vin de France €12 16.5+ Drink 2019-25

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. Low sulphites – 25 mg/l total sulphites ie at a ‘natural wine’ level. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon blend.

‘Smells of crushed oats and hops flowers and wet sand. Salty, lemon zested, ginger and pineapple with green edges and a creaminess in mid frame. Lots there, but it still feels a little bit like it’s coming together and isn’t quite ready to play the orchestra. Strings just tuning up… (TC)’

You can buy Luminosite 2016 here: 12 euro is the 2017 price for this vintage , it will go up in 2018.

Ch Feely, Terroir Sincérité 2016 Vin de France €15 17 Drink 2017-20

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
‘A beautiful nose! Wild meadow and candied lime zest, but almost pearlescent in quality. I’ve not tasted a Sauvignon quite like this… It tastes of white grapefruit and fennel and lychee and honey, but it seems to glow in IMG_9378the mouth, like tasting nacreous clouds. Then right at the end there’s a flash of Sauvignon chutzpah, orange citrus, herbal bitterness, cold flint. And long, cool, minty freshness. (TC)’

This is sold out – the next vintage will be available May 2018. Join our mailing list at the bottom right of this website to be sure of getting your hands on our wines.

Ch Feely, Terroir Silex NV Vin de France €15 17.5 Drink 2017-25

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. Non-vintage wine due to the very small harvest of 2013 – this is mostly 2013 with some 2014 blended in to make it up to a commercially viable volume. Normally a single-vintage wine. 100% Sémillon.

‘Another beautiful, beautiful nose. I sat there quite spellbound. Orange blossom, the outline of tropical fruit, wisps of scent like high vapour trails across a wide sky. It tastes of mandarins in honey, but without the sweetness. Tendrils of spice – ginger, saffron, cardamom – weave through palate, and the wine seems to glisten with life and purity. Broad, deep, elegantly restrained, yet with so much to say. More than a hint of liquorice lingers. (TC)’

This is sold out – the next vintage will be available May 2018. Join our mailing list at the bottom right of this website to be sure of getting your hands on our wines.

Ch Feely, Terroir Grâce NV Vin de France 13.5% €18 17.5 Drink 2017-23

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. Hand harvested, indigenous yeast, barrel aged in French oak, unfined, unfiltered. No sulphites added. 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Because of the very small 2013 harvest, this wine is a blend of 2010 and 2012 barrels that only finished malo in 2015 (!), along with a little 2013. This is usually a single-vintage wine.

‘Aubergine purple. Smoky elderberry perfume. Makes a tight-fisted start: green bell pepper and a bit bloody, a bit raw, tannins clenched and nervous. But over two days there was quite a remarkable transformation, blackcurrant fruit blossoming into delicate sweetness, becoming more tender and fluid and open, the astringency and green streaks melting freshness into the framework. Notes of black cardamom on the long, inky finish. Extraordinarily pure. (TC)’

We are sold out of NV but you can find the 2015 which is no sulfites added for 20 euro at Grace.

 Ch Feely, Terroir La Source 2014 Vin de France 13.5% €16 17 Drink 2017-23

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. Hand harvested, indigenous yeast, barrel aged in French oak, unfined, unfiltered. No sulphites added. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

‘Hints of ruby in the blackish purple colour. Juniper and glorious dark fruit on the nose, plump, intense and hinting at liquorice.  Palpable tension on the palate and a minerality that almost seems to glitter like flecks of mica set in granite. Sooty tannins that turn to the texture of chamois leather as the wine opens, and an earthiness just this side of wild. Fallen petals. Lifted camphor freshness explodes on the end. (TC)’

You can buy La Source 2014 here: 16 euro is the 2017 price for this vintage, it will go up in 2018.

Ch Feely, Terroir Résonance 2012 Bergerac 13.5% €10 16.5 Drink 2017-21

Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. Unfined, unfiltered. 98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

‘Deep, dark ruby. Gentler on the nose than La Source and Grâce. Warm redcurrants and dried cranberries, green-leaf freshness. Sweet purity sharpened into vibrant tang and thrumming with life. Wired, controlled, tense rhythm, a timpanist rolling his drums. Exquisitely fine fruit that seems to have been etched into the tannins. A hint of graphite. Ridiculous finesse for €10! VGV (TC)’

We are sold out of 2012 but you can find the 2014 which is- no sulfites added and handpicked- for 12 euro at Resonance 2014.

We are so over the moon. Thank you to JancisRobinson.com for reviewing our wines!

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