2023 Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence

2023 Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence

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2023 Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence

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Description

Once again, Miraval has confirmed why it is a household name with another beautiful wine this year. The nose is pure and incredibly inviting, with white peach, strawberry and blossom notes. The palate is well-textured, silky, and refined, with a beautiful acidity balancing the fruit profile. There is a refreshing salinity that lingers on the finish. Miraval truly captures the essence of Provence with this perfect summer tipple.  

Olly Hallworth, Buying Assistant, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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Critics reviews

Jancis Robinson MW16/20

Bottle weight 620 g. 40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Rolle and 10% Syrah. The Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle gently pressed saignée for the Syrah. Separate fermentation, 95% in stainless steel tanks and 5% in oak barrels. Winemaker Pierre Perrin. RS 0.4 g/l. 482 stores.

It lacks a little bit of interest compared with Mirabeau, but there is still lots to enjoy in the latest iteration of Miraval rosé. The palate is mineral and saline, with crisp acidity and a bite of wild strawberry fruit. 

Drink 2024 - 2026

Andy Howard MW, JancisRobinson.com (June 2024)

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Decanter89/100

Made in partnership with actor Brad Pitt (and previously actor Angelina Jolie), this comes from cooler vineyards at around 350m in northern Provence, planted on limestone and clay soils, giving excellent freshness even in hotter summers. The Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle have minimal skin contact, while the Syrah has slightly longer maceration. 95% of the blend is fermented in tank and 5% in barrel with longer lees contact and battonage.

Youthfully restrained aromas of white flowers, this wine combines freshness and concentration. The character of this wine focuses on texture and structure with some serious intensity of red and black berry fruit. There is fresh acidity, elegant floral notes and a delicate phenolic finish with a touch of saline minerality.

Drink 2024 - 2027

Elizabeth Gabay MW, Decanter.com (March 2024)

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About this WINE

Miraval

Miraval

Miraval is located close to the ancient town of Correns, just to the north of Brignoles right in the heart of Provence. The property is, if you will forgive the hyperbole, pretty much as close to paradise as it is possible to be, a terraced oasis nestling in the forests and scrub of the Mediterranean.

Its history goes some way to explain the magical aura which pervades the valley; located close to the Roman road Via Aurelia, Miraval was the site of a monastery in the Middle Ages, thereafter a refuge for the Bourbon kings. More recently, it has been a peaceful retreat for latter-day troubadours, its recording studio tempting the likes of Sting, Sade and Pink Floyd to record some of their finest work over the years.

Inspiration is clearly not hard to come by here. The latest incumbents are no strangers to fame and fortune; not only is Miraval the summer retreat of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but it is also the winery where they have launched a joint venture with the Perrin family of the renowned Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône Valley.

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Côtes de Provence

Côtes de Provence

Reputedly the source of Louis XIV’s favourite wines, Côtes de Provence lies in the south-east of Provence and overlaps with the Var department. Coteaux Varois is sandwiched between two parts of the Côtes de Provence appellation; the enclaves of CassisBandol and Palette are also nestled between pockets of land to the south and east of Côtes de Provence.

Eighty percent of the appellation’s production is dry rosé wine, distinguished by an inimitable pale-pink colour and elegant flavours. Cinsault and Grenache dominate in the region’s rosés, augmented with the occasional dash of the local, intensely aromatic Tibouren. The AOC regulations stipulate that at least 20 percent of a rosé blend must come from wine made using the saignée (literally, ‘bleeding’) method.

The remaining 20 percent of the region’s production is dedicated 15 percent to red and five percent to white wines. Following the Phylloxera epidemic known as the Great French Wine Blight in the late 1800s, much of Côtes de Provence was replanted with the high-yielding Carignan vine.

Since the late 1990s, a host of new, small, dynamic estates has started to focus on a new-wave style of red wines, characterised by full-fruit ripeness, concentration, and soft tannins and using ameliorateur varieties such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are gradually replacing the once ubiquitous Carignan.

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Southern Rhône Blend

Southern Rhône Blend

The vast majority of wines from the Southern Rhône are blends. There are 5 main black varieties, although others are used and the most famous wine of the region, Châteauneuf du Pape, can be made from as many as 13 different varieties. Grenache is the most important grape in the southern Rhône - it contributes alcohol, warmth and gentle juicy fruit and is an ideal base wine in the blend. Plantings of Syrah in the southern Rhône have risen dramatically in the last decade and it is an increasingly important component in blends. It rarely attains the heights that it does in the North but adds colour, backbone, tannins and soft ripe fruit to the blend.

The much-maligned Carignan has been on the retreat recently but is still included in many blends - the best old vines can add colour, body and spicy fruits. Cinsault is also backtracking but, if yields are restricted, can produce moderately well-coloured wines adding pleasant-light fruit to red and rosé blends. Finally, Mourvèdre, a grape from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast, has recently become an increasingly significant component of Southern Rhône blends - it often struggles to ripen fully but can add acidity, ripe spicy berry fruits and hints of tobacco to blends.

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