Our journey takes us to a wine that owes its name to the delicate rose variety "Cuisse de Nymphe". For better comprehensibility, Flo Busch and Paola Ponsich renamed it Petite Nymphe. In the 2022 vintage, this exquisite creation is made from a blend of 65 % Grenache Noir and 35 % Carignan Noir. The Grenache Noir vines are around 30 years old and grow on soil characterised by limestone gravel and large river pebbles with a high quartz content. The Carignan, on the other hand, grows on a subsoil of yellow and blue limestone marl, peppered with sandstone, pebbles and fossils. After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes are pressed and fermented spontaneously. The six-month ageing takes place in tanks, after which the wine is bottled unclarified with 45 mg of sulphur.
The wine shows an intense salmon hue.
At first sniff, the Petite Nymphe 2022 is rather restrained, but that changes quickly. It unfolds a bouquet that offers hints of white flowers, red currants, fully ripe cherries, raspberries and grapefruits. Where this wine used to appear slightly grassy and zesty, it now shows a rich ripeness and fruitiness.
On the tongue, this rosé presents itself fresh, juicy and pleasantly spicy. One finds notes of zest and gentle tannins that give a perfect depth of flavour to ripe red fruits with a pinch of anise and liquorice. The Petite Nymphe 2022 offers a pleasant silky texture and a perfect balance between maturity and lively freshness.
Enjoy this wine with a spicy salad with bread, red cabbage, beetroot, eggs and olives or a refreshing chickpea salad with aromatic herbs and juicy cod. A fine tartare of gilthead with carpaccio of bulb chervil and chilli oil also harmonises perfectly with this rosé wine. Alternatively, you can serve the Petite Nymphe 2022 with grilled poultry or salmon. Especially with a sweet, fruity component such as grilled peaches or a beurre blanc with lemon, this wine can unfold its full glory.
Paola Ponsich et Florian Busch, 1 Place de la Dysse, 34150 Montpeyroux, France