Lionel Osmin, Villa La Vie en Rose, Négrette, IGP, 2019, Süd-West Frankreich
|Article:||2019 Villa La Vie en Rose IGP Lionel Osmin|
|Growing area:||Southwest France|
|Producer:||Lionel Osmin et Cie|
|Grape variety:||100 % Négrette|
|Description:||Pale rose wine with fresh red berries and fruit drops on the nose. Full and refreshing on the palate, with the acidity and richness bringing out the very welcome aromatic range, reinforcing the first impression on the nose. These bewitching fruity notes will make you see the world through rose-tinted glasses... "La Vie en Rose" as they sing in France...|
|Drinking temperature:||8 - 10 °C|
|Drink recommendation:||Goes perfectly with numerous dishes, of which the following are a few examples: aperitifs, tapas, summer cuisine, varied salads, tomatoes with mozzarella, Asian cuisine, tomato-based dishes, grilled fishes, sweet-and-savoury dishes, Italian cuisine, pizzas, pasta bolognese, piquillos (or red Pepper's), red berry desserts and especially strawberry desserts, etc.|
Négrette is one of the best grape varieties of the French Southwest for producing rosé wines. As this native grape variety is mostly planted to the north of Toulouse, Osmin has given this blend a name that renders homage to the famous "Ville Rose". Its pale, delicate colour, its very fruity, expressive style and its characteristically refreshing nature makes this rosé a polyvalent and festive wine.
Terroir : Négrette is a great variety typical of the region surrounding Toulouse. These rather deep soils contain substantial reserves of water, permitting the Négrette to mature without suffering from August heat, thereby protecting its aromatic potential.
Climate : Essentially under oceanic influence, it nevertheless begins to feel Mediterranean effects in mid-summer. Temperate September means the grape variety's acidity potential is preserved, making it possible to create rosés that are refreshing, aromatic and without excessive heaviness.
Wine-making and aging :
A great deal of work is conducted beforehand to choose the plots to be harvested. The harvest period itself is exceedingly short; the grapes must be mature but not overly so, because Négrette produces a great deal of polyphenols (= tannins and colour, hence its name). Owing to these imperatives regarding the date, the harvesting is conducted by machine and takes place during the first two weeks of September. The grapes go directly to pneumatic closed basket presses and are immediately pressed. This juggling act is indispensable for extracting the aromas but only few tannins from the grape skins. Cold fermentation is guided to optimize the juices' aromatic potential. Aging is reduced to a strict minimum and early bottling (in January) guarantees the fruit's purity.
|Country of origin:||France|
|Company:||Lionel Osmin et Cie|
|Address:||14 rue des Bruyères - ZI Berlanne 64160 Morlaas France|