2017 Chateau Miraval Rose

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cotes de Provence
Country: France
Vinous Media: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 91--Wine Enthusiast: 91
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$19.95

SAME KILLER LOW PRICE AS LAST YEAR! BEAT THAT!!

Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, & Rolle

"Limpid orange-pink. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry and blood orange scents along with suggestions of succulent herbs and flowers. Fleshy, supple and dry on the palate, offering sappy red berry and tangerine flavors that are given lift and definition by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes with strong, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a touch of honeysuckle behind." (VM)

"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." (JD)

"Still owned jointly by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, this beautiful estate has produced a rich, full wine. Made for the owners by the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône Valley, this wine exhibits great sophistication, with rich caramel and strawberry fruit and spice. Drink now." (WE)

Winery Notes:
TERROIR:
Issued from the Château’s best parcels (Muriers, Longue, Romarin), and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of Provence. 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.

VINIFICATION:
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.

TASTING NOTES:
Beautiful, pale, petal-pink colour, elegant with bright nuances. A beautiful aromatic expression with aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers, refreshing acidity, with great minerality and a saline finish. This Miraval 2016 is a perfect interpretation of the vintage in Provence