Felicette Grenache Blanc 2020
Grenache Blanc is one of the most underrated varieties and this example show why. But beware that this is a grape variety which impresses with subtlety rather than sheer power so don’t expect fireworks – these wines build complexity and texture with time in the glass. Made with fruit grown down near Carcassonne with a little Viognier in the mix, it is pale straw in colour before showing quite generous melon, herbal, floral and pithy fruit aromas. The palate is then dry and zesty, with a gentle grip and nice volume . Acid is fresh but these is also an attractive creaminess to the texture before delivering a long and elegant finish. Excellent value and a good introduction to what this variety can do.