They’re back! Yay! Sincérité, Silex, Sensualite, Résonance and Grace new releases
On April 5 2019 we launch the new releases! Sincérité, Silex, Sensualite, Résonance and Grace are back!
The 2018 vintage of sincerité is a classic, it is fresh and delicious. It reminds us of 2016 (see the Sincerite 2016 JancisRobinson review). By the time we got the reviews for the 2016 it was long sold out. Grab this one while its still here. You can order pre-selected mixed and single packs including shipping at Order EU Online or order on the Boutique where shipping is added at the end.
Its been a long time since we had Silex in stock. This latest edition has pear, citrus and a hint of stone smoke and offers a long finish. As we expect from semillon it has a beautiful smooth texture. This wine pairs beautifully with slightly spicy dishes like a korma or a light thai green curry.
Sensualité 2018 rosé has strawberry and quince notes on the nose, a refreshing zingy attack and a fruity finish. It is perfect on its own or can be a great pairing with vegan or vegetarian couscous or lamb dishes. This vintage is fresh and zesty enough to pair up with fish and seafood too. It is made with certified biodynamic grapes and is a certified organic wine (it is not certified biodynamic wine since we used certified organic yeast rather than indigenous yeast to ferment the wine – in 2016 our rosé fermented with indigenous yeast didn’t finish its fermentation and we really need rosé so we decided not to risk it – all our other wines are indigenous yeast). The level of sulfites are within the biodynamic and natural standard and we used no other additives or tools in the winemaking.
If you prefer a slightly less tannic medium bodied red over our traditional full bodied tannic wines then Resonance 2017 is for you. It is a delightful mix of red and dark fruit, cherries and berries of the forest, on the nose with complexity and length. The alcohol is just over 13% so this is not a light red but it has a wonderful lightness of being. We love this Resonance, it is one of the best of this cuvee that Sean Feely has made. We hope you enjoy it too.
We still have a little La Source 2015 available so we recommend that over the 2016 in drinkability at the moment. La Source 2016 is similarly full bodied and age worthy. Our La Source is traditionally a ‘St Emilion style blend’ with 80% merlot and 20% cabernet sauvignon/ franc. It is organic, biodynamic and natural wine that is 100% barrel aged.
Grace 2014 is complex, rich and satisfying blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. It is a full bodied red wine packed with dark fruit notes, plum and blackberry, and starting to evolve to hints of truffle and forest floor. On the palate it offers dark fruit and a touch of truffle. It is full bodied, medium + tannin; medium + acidity and offers a long finish.
These latest releases build on the constant improvement in the quality of the wines thanks to the health of the vineyard created by organic and biodynamic farming at Chateau Feely. We look forward to sharing them with you. Order yours online at our mixed case with eu shipping page or at the Feely wines online boutique where you can order by bottle then add shipping at the end.
For bottling so many elements need to come together in a perfect dance it seems impossible. Fingers crossed this week comes together as well as last year – read about the process of bottling in our blog post.
Come and learn more about wine with a visit to Chateau Feely in South West France ; stay or do a multi day course or multi day tour. You can read about the story of this organic vineyard, wine school and farm – the series includes three books Grape Expectations; Saving our Skins and Glass Half Full by Caro Feely. You can also order a case of natural and no sulfite added organic wine including shipping in the EU. Join the mailing list to receive a seasonal newsletter, events, wine pairing, recipes and more info on this topic at the bottom right of this page.