Lâchez Les Fauves – Féroce Rouge
47,40 € TTC the box of 6 bottles
This ‘ferocious’ red wine shows at its best with white meats in a sauce, rabbit casserole or even grilled red meats. It can also be savoured with a platter of cold meats or strongly-flavoured cheeses such as Bleu des Causses.
Varietal range: Blend of Merlot and Grenache.
Soil types: Clay-limestone soils.
Vineyard management: The vines are trained using the fan system for the Merlot and Cordon de Royat for the Grenache.
Winemaking: Harvesting takes place early in the morning to preserve fruitiness. The grapes are destemmed and put into tanks. Alcoholic fermentation starts quickly, around 25°C, then the temperatures are lowered to around 20°C to preserve aroma. French oak staves are added during malolactic fermentation.
Tasting notes: Deep purple, blackcurrant aromas with vanilla-like notes. The palate is rounded and lingering. The Merlot and the Grenache combine to produce a red wine that shows expression and is mouth-filling and complex.