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The elegance and richness of a Provence rosé wine by Miraval
Since ancient times, Château Miraval has been the home of many great men. Thomas Aquinas, the Prince of Naples and also Jacques Loussier have lived within its pastel pink walls. In 1970, this famous French jazz pianist revolutionised Château Miraval: installing a recording studio where all the greatest rock legends were invited. In 2008, this magical place conquered the hearts of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who decided to buy the estate. Château Miraval underwent renovation to modernise the estate. Reaching the pinnacle of excellence, the couple successfully elevated Château Miraval's reputation, considered as one of the finest Provence wines.
Located in the heart of the Var, the illustrious Château Miraval benefits from an exceptional terroir in Correns, the first organic village in France. This Miraval Rosé 2021 is made from the estate’s finest terroirs and a selection of grapes and wines from vineyards located mainly in the northern part of Provence. Resting on clay-limestone soils at a altitute of around 350 metres, the vineyard’s location lends a subtle expression to this Côtes de Provence wine, blending acidity and minerality. The cool climate, marked by significant temperature variations between daytime and nighttime, perfectly refines the grape’s ripeness levels and ensures a ideal balance.
The mild, dry winter favoured early budding of the vines. The cold and rainy spring was punctuated by two frosts, which had a slight impact on the young shoots and slowed down the vegetative cycle. Flowering was uniform. Although the dry conditions during the summer were ideal for preserving the vine’s healthy condition, the rigour of the teams in managing the vineyard enabled them to preserve the freshness of the berries until the harvest.
Vinification and ageing
Harvested mainly early in the morning, the grapes are rigorously sorted before destemming. The Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle grapes are pressed directly, while the Syrah is vinified using the bleeding off method. 95% of the wine is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and 5% in barrels with stirring of the lees.
Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle and Syrah.
Miraval 2021: Characteristics and tasting tips
The colour is bright and clear.
Perfectly expressing the elegance of this rosé wine, the nose combines fruity (redcurrant) and floral (freshly cut rose) fragrances with aromas of caviar lime zest.
Full and refined, the palate is seduced by the wine’s richness. Throughout the tasting experience, a perfect balance between natural acidity and beautiful minerality with delicious salty and chalky notes is revealed. The finish is persistent and aromatic.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10°C.
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