Violette de Mireval 2018

rovence rosé steals the spotlight, but look beyond this storied (and often pricey) region, and you’ll find world-class pinks tucked away in other parts of southern France. Case in point: this gorgeous discovery from the talented Nicole McPheeters and the under-the-radar Comté Tolosan region.
Comté Tolosan lies in southwest France and is part of the Aquitaine Basin, the plains that fall between the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, and the Atlantic Ocean. With a long, warm growing season and rocky, well-draining soils, it’s an ideal spot for cultivating vines. The region is also home to a wide array of rare local grapes – like Négrette, the variety behind Violette de Mireval.
Though also used to craft varietal red wines or red wine blends, Négrette makes stunning rosé. This classic example offers a pretty, pale-pink color, vibrant, citrus- and exotic-fruit flavors, and trademark notes of spice and violet (hence the name). Enjoy Violette de Mireval on its own or serve with Mediterranean salads, fresh seafood, or Asian-inspired dishes.

Country

France

Varietal

Négrette

Region

South West France

Alcohol

12.0%

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2018