Lionel Osmin & Cie Villa la Vie en Rosé
Full and Refreshing
Full and refreshing on the palate, with the acidity and richness bringing out the very pleasant 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 sung in France. Enjoy this bottle as daytime drink or serve alongside your aperitif spread.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
Made of 100% Negrette grapes. Floral scents of carnation, peony and baby’s breath lead the nose of this delicate rosé, supported by fruity notes of white cherry and wild strawberries. The palate is light and easy, with a pleasant citrus flavor that unfolds on the finish.
This rosé 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 fish, sweet-and-savoury dishes, Italian cuisine, pizzas, pasta bolognese, piquillos (or red Peppers), red berry desserts and especially strawberry desserts.
A Taste of Toulouse
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, Lionel Osmin has given this blend a name that renders homage to the famous “Ville Rose”. A great deal of work is conducted beforehand to choose the plots of Négrette to be harvested. The harvest period itself is short; the grapes must be mature but not overly so. The harvesting is conducted by machine and takes place during the first two weeks of September. The grapes go directly to closed basket presses and are immediately pressed. 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. The outcome is a rose that is pale & delicate in color, very fruity, has an expressive style and its characteristically refreshing nature makes it a polyvalent and festive wine.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.