2022 Chateau Miraval Blanc Côtes de Provence
From 1970 Château Miraval belonged to Jacques Loussier, jazz pianist and wine lover. He produced the Miraval rosé under the name Pink Floyd. A few years ago Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rented Château Miraval for a period of three years. In the meantime, the Château was bought by the Hollywood couple in 2008. The wine cellar dates from the early 19th century and was renovated in the 1990s; the wooden barrels rest in the cellar of the original farmhouse (around 1300) which was completely renovated in 1995. The vineyards around the Château are situated on a slope at an altitude of 350 meters, which makes the Miraval wines so elegant and refined. The rosé and sparse white wine is the result of a collaboration between the Hollywood couple and the respected wine family Perrin.
Chateau Miraval is one of the few estates in Provence that has its own valley and has two parts namely the Coteaux Varois en Provence (north-west) and Côtes de Provence (in the east). The vineyard is planted on a slight slope (between 5% and 9%) on clay and limestone soils. The limestone/marl soils are known as Keuper marl. This special marl is particularly suitable for white grape varieties and this gives this Miraval Blanc its unique floral, mineral tones. The 2013 vintage is one of the most beautiful vintages despite the long cold winter and the wet spring. The grapes reached their perfect ripeness, only the 2013 vintage is characterized by a low yield.
The Miraval Blanc Cote de Provence is made 100% from the typical grape from Provence-de Rolle. The Rolle grape is known in Italy as the Vermentino. The Chateau Miraval Blanc has a beautiful light yellow color with clear golden undertones. The nose is very open with rich aromas of white and tropical fruit such as fresh pineapple and mango. The minerality of the marl is clearly present here and this makes this Miraval a wonderfully fresh, elegant wine. The balance between the minerality, the acidity and the fruit makes this a unique sensation. The finale is rich in apricots and lifted by toasted aromas. The Miraval Blanc Cote de Provence is an absolute gastronomic delight that is excellent as an aperitif but even more beautiful with Asian dishes and sushi and with delicious fresh fish and a fruit-du-mer
FACT: The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the national road with plenty of parking space. Click here for address.
Château Miraval is the rock star among the vineyards of Provence. That is not only due to the image of the winery, in which the Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt live with their families. "Sting" and "The Cranberries" were already guests in the recording studio in the house. But the highlight is the creation of the song “The Wall” by Pink Floyd at Château Miraval! The Perrin winemaker family, itself a star in the international wine industry, is an important part of this because of its excellent wine. The winemaker Marc Perrin is responsible for the wines at the Château Miraval, while the Jolie-Pitt family provides the necessary prestige.
The climate in which Château Miraval is located is Mediterranean, the grapes grow here at an altitude of 350 meters on protected, landscaped terraces. Warm, sunny weather during the day, alternates with cool nights, giving the grapes a lot of freshness and balance. The terroir is influenced by clay and lime, which provide the plants with water on one side and drains abundant water on the other, thus producing healthy, ripened grapes.
The Château Miraval and the surrounding village of Correns are the first “organic village” in all of France. In the meanwhile world-famous rosé from Château Miraval, a Blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle is made. For the creamy content of the Rosé wine from Château Miraval, 10% of the wine is aged in old wooden barrels. A fruity, very convincing taste and concept rosé wine, in which creativity and beauty can come together in a gentle elegance. It is not always successful when a famous person or family commits to a wine, although there are many good examples (just think of Bocelli with his wines), but in the case of Miraval, the wine was already of top quality before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the domain and luckily they also left the making of the beautiful Miraval Rose and Miraval Blanc to the experts. Both the Miraval rose and the white wine version of the Miraval are among the top of the Provence wines. The problem is that the worldwide demand for the Miraval rose is unprecedentedly large and that wine estate certainly cannot meet the demand, so supply is certainly limited and advice is to store this in time. We had periods with a nice early spring when the Miraval rosé was already sold out in May.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|