Miraval Rosé Côtes de Provence - 2017

Presentation

The vintage
The winter was mild and dry at Miraval, as everywhere else in Provence. The spring, also very dry, was marked by a frost episode in April, unfortunately affecting part of the property. In these particularly hot conditions, flowering was very fast at the beginning of June. At the beginning of the summer, the vineyard was exceptionally healthy, thanks to the combination of a very persistent Mistral and the beautiful spring conditions. The summer was also very hot and dry, with occasional localised thunderstorms. The end of summer conditions concentrated the sugars, acids and aromas in the small berries filled with fruit. The first juices are very fruity, with softness and a nice balance. The 2017’s are promising and have a strong aromatic potential.
Description
Miraval rosé is a wonderful blend of fruits aromas and freshness, made on an exceptional terroir in Provence.
Situation
Issued from the Château’s best parcels (Muriers, Longue,Romarin), and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of Provence.
Terroir
Clay and Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day.
Process
The grapes are harvested exclusively in the morning and sorted twice. Destemming. ‘Pressurage direct’ for Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle. The Syrah is vinified partially using the «saignee» method. Vinified in temperature - controlled stainless steel vats (95%) and in barrels (5%) with batonnage.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Rolle
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Pretty pale color, petal pink, elegant with shiny reflections. This 2017 presents a very beautiful and intense aromatic expression of fresh fruit and spring flowers. In the mouth, the acidity is refreshing; a great elegance and a nice balance dominate, with a saline finish.

Reviews and Awards

91/100
"The 2017 Miraval Côtes De Provence Rosé is gorgeous. Peach, citrus, and raspberry notes all leap from the glass and it’s juicy, vibrant, and crisp on the palate. This is terrific, and I suspect the finest vintage to date for this cuvée."
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