Miraval Blanc Coteaux Varois - 2016

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
At Château Miraval, the winter of 2016 was pleasant and the vines did not suffer from cold temperatures or intense rain. The Provençal vineyard experienced a very localized spring frost episode, which affected only a few plots.
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%).
Grapes
Grenache Blanc
Rolle

Tasting advices

Tasting
This 2016 Miraval presents a beautiful pale yellow colour, with bright undertones. Fresh and delicate, this wine develops a beautiful aromatic intensity with complex notes of white flowers, citrus, fennel and liquorice. The mouth shows beautiful mature fruit balanced by the freshness of the terroir of Miraval. A perfect expression of Rolle in 2016 with notes of yellow plums, crunchy white flesh fruit and as always a saline finish.