Buzet - Lionel Osmin et Cie

75 cl
A sweet, fruity red wine that goes perfectly with many French gourmet dishes.

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The Buzet appellation vineyard lies at the crossroads of two major wine-growing regions. Its grape varieties, geological characteristics and climatological influence are closely related to those of Bordeaux, but its accent comes from its proximity to the South-West. Merlot largely dominates the blend, giving this wine its roundness and fruity notes. Cabernet Sauvignon adds freshness and structure. This Buzet can be drunk young or cellared for 3 to 5 years.

Pairings: this wine is a perfect match for many French gastronomic dishes: quail fillets, duck and mushroom risotto, blanquette de veau, duck terrine with olives, etc.

Tasting notes: This Buzet has a deep garnet color. On the nose, we find the ripe red and black fruit aromas typical of Merlot, as well as a touch of licorice, more characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, this blend offers a lovely sweetness while retaining an interesting freshness. Ample and rich, this wine gives an impression of roundness, accompanied by light toasty notes. The finish is distinguished and long, with notes of ripe fruit (prunes, cherries...).

Vinification and vineyard : 
Location: the Buzet appellation is located on a narrow strip of land between the Garonne river and the Landaise forest. Dominated by the 15th-century Château de Buzet, the slopes of the appellation slope gently down to the Garonne.
Climate: oceanic. Although temperate, it can be very hot and dry in summer. However, thunderstorms in August bring the rainfall necessary for the vines to thrive. The late season is often mild and pleasant, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually.
Soil: the Merlots prefer brown limestone soils located at mid-slope, while the Cabernets are best suited to the poorer gravelly soils on the upper slopes.

Vinification and ageing: harvesting begins around September 15 for the Merlot and ends around October 10 for the Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the latest ripening variety. Vinification preserves the grapes' original fruity aromas. The average maceration period is eighteen days. After maceration, some juices are aged in barrels to add roundness and structure. The rest of the blend is aged in vats to preserve fresh fruit aromas. After sixteen months, the wines are blended for bottling in late spring.

Appellation : The Landes PGI is a wine appellation whose wines are produced in the Armagnac vineyards and consumed locally, enjoying a good reputation. From Jurançon to Cahors, from Gaillac to Bergerac, via Marcillac, our producer Lionel Osmin et Cie, a wine merchant who works in partnership with winegrowers, is becoming the only transversal signature for wines from the South-West.

Ageing potential: 4 years

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Merlot 80%: this variety is widespread in Bordeaux, the Southwest and Languedoc, producing supple, richly colored wines with aromas of prune, violet and red fruit.

Cabernet Sauvignon 20%: This grape variety, with its blackcurrant, blackberry and bell pepper aromas, is widely planted in the Bordeaux and Southwest regions. It produces very tannic wines that are often blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

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