Studio Rosé by Miraval 2021

Story

The vintage
The winter was dry and mild, followed by a wet and cold spring with a few episodes of frost, causing some damage. Despite this, flowering went perfectly well but with a limited quantity (-50% compared to the average). The hot and dry summer helped to preserve the perfect sanitary condition of the vines, with regular work of the soil to preserve freshness. An earlier harvest than usual took place in very good conditions between September 9 and October 1st. In the cellar, the excellent quality of the grapes allowed us to carry out vinifications with very little intervention. The wines are very promissing, with good acidity, lots of minerality and delicious citrus notes.
Terroir
Coming from plots on the French Riviera, surrounded by olive trees and pine trees, Studio by Miraval is strongly influenced by the sea sprays and the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea. These salty soils give the wine a unique character and an almost iodized finish.
Ageing
All the varieties are vinified by direct pressing. The Cinsault and Tibouren in Stainless steel vats. The Grenache & Rolle are partially vinified in tulip-shaped concrete vats with a rounded bottom. This ovoid shape gives rise to a natural convection movement that suspends the lees creating the same effect as a batonnage and gives the wine a lot of structure.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Rolle
Tibouren

Advice

Tasting notes
Delicate, translucent and shiny colour, a very pale pink. With its seductive floral aromas, the nose immediately transports us to the Provençal scrubland. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied and generous with fruity aromas of citrus, grapefruit and figs, perfectly balanced by a nice mineral structure. The finish is long with a hint of bitterness that offers an irresistible iodine and lemony character. A real explosion of flavours full of elegance.

Reviews

90/100
"Pale pink. Racy and focused on the nose, displaying spice-tinged red fruit and citrus pith scents and a hint of florality. In a tense, nervy style, showing fine delineation to its strawberry, redcurrant and clementine flavors. Finishes tight and long, with the citrus fruit and floral notes repeating." [+]
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