Miraval Blanc Coteaux Varois - 2018

This wine is fleshy and mineral at the same time with aromas of white-flesh fruit, small peaches and almonds. A balance which gives this wine a unique sensation.

Presentation

The vintage
The 2018 vintage is a ray of Provencal sunshine, thanks to the region’s particularly generous climate and nature. The rains at the beginning of the season meant the vines were well-prepared and grew healthily in the spring. This is an exacting time during which we need to be constantly in the vineyard, keeping an eye on things, and the work is painstaking and me-ticulous. The warm and sunny summer we then enjoyed in Provence enabled the grapes to mature perfectly and harvesting conditions were ideal. This 2018 vintage is a rich one indeed, full of fruit and a fine freshness.
Description
A wonderfully balanced wine between fruit and minerality, sign of a great terroir for whites.
Situation
Chateau Miraval is one of the only estates in Provence to have its own private Valley on the Commune of Correns to the north of Brignoles.
It covers 2 appellations: Coteaux Varois en Provence (to the North-West) and Cotes de Provence (to the East of the estate).
Terroir
The vineyard is planted on a gentle slope (between 5% and 9%) of clay and limestone soils. The sub-soils are known as Keuper marl. These clays have low internal surface areas and are particularly adapted to great white varietals.
Process
The grapes are hand picked in 35Kg crates and then sorted. Gentle pressing. Vinification in stainless steel tanks (90%) and in oak barels with batonnage (10%).
Varietals
Grenache Blanc
Rolle

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Pretty bright colour. The nose reveals subtle notes of apricot and linden. The palate shows a beautiful balance between richness and acidity with notes of flowers and white peaches. Great length.