Lionel Osmin, Buzet, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, AOP, 2015, Süd-West Frankreich
|Article:||2015 Buzet AOP Lionel Osmin|
|Growing area:||Southwest France|
|Classification:||Appellation d'Origine Protégée|
|Producer:||Lionel Osmin et Cie|
|Grape variety:||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Description:||Dark garnet red. There are aromas of red berries and very ripe black fruits on the nose, typical of Merlot, as well as a touch of liquorice, more characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon. The mouth aromas of this blend have a beautiful sweetness while maintaining an interesting refreshing nature. Full and rich, this wine gives an impression of roundness, with light toasted notes. The finish is long and distinguished, with notes of ripe fruits (prunes, cherries, etc.).|
|Drinking temperature:||15 - 16°C|
|Drink recommendation:||Perfectly with many dishes from French cuisine like rib roast, grilled beef, pot au feu, grilled blood sausage, bean stew, grilled duck breast, lamb shank, confited sausages, soft cheeses, etc.|
The wine growing region for the Buzet appellation lies at the meeting point between two major wine producing regions. It has a close link to the Bordeaux wine producing region owing to its grape varieties, geology and climate, but it has an accent that comes from its nearness through the French Southwest. Merlot dominates the blend, giving this wine its fullness and fruity notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon, however, gives it its refreshing nature and structure. Aged in part in barrels.
Land : The Buzet appellation lies on a narrow strip of land between the Garonne and the northern limits of the Landes Forest. Overlooked by the 15th century Château de Buzet, the appellation's slopes descend gently downward to the Garonne River. The Merlots prefer the brown calcareous soils half way down the slopes, while the Cabernets make do with the poorer gravelly and pebbled soils of the upper slopes.
Climate : Buzet enjoys a climate predominantly under oceanic influence. Nevertheless, this climate has less precipitation overall than on the coast. Summers can be very hot and dry, although it is not rare to see storms developing in August, often violent and sometimes bringing hail. The following season is generally temperate and therefore promising for good grape maturation.
Vinification and aging :
Harvesting begins around 15 September with the Merlots and ends by about 10 October with the Cabernets Sauvignon, the latest. The winemaking process seeks to preserve the grape's original fruity aromas. On average maceration takes about 18 days. Once run off, some juices are aged in barrels to develop fullness and structure. The rest of the blend is aged in tanks to preserve the aromas of fresh fruits. After 16 months the wines are blended for bottling in late spring.
|Country of origin:||France|
|Company:||Lionel Osmin et Cie|
|Address:||14 rue des Bruyères - ZI Berlanne 64160 Morlaas France|