The only single varietal wine on the estate, our chardonnay is made exclusively from chardonnay grapes. The Cheylan family wanted to add this famous grape variety to their Provençal land to create a classic high quality wine. As a result, young vines were planted ten years ago. Today, these vines produce grapes of exceptional quality, enjoying a south-east exposure on arid hillsides.
The only commercial possibility for this grape variety in Provence is the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP). This label allows for freedom in the choice of the grape variety selection and permits greater possibilities than does PDO in the methods of cultivation of the vine.
This wine is best enjoyed as an aperitif and also compliments soft cheeses and meals of seafood, white meat, and pasta.
This wine is best enjoyed at temperatures between 10 ° and 12 °C.
Château Virant has an HVE 3 certification issued by the French government. This distinguished label is only obtained after having reached the highest level of environmental certification for farms. This label signifies sustainable production and practices with careful management of natural resources.
This wine is never presented in competition because its production methods remain confidential.
|Appellation of origin||IGP Mediterranean|
|Wine storage||To be consumed within the year|
|Wine fermentation||The Chardonnay Domaine Virant is obtained by alcoholic fermentation.|
|Wine maturation||No breeding|
|Dominant aromas||Aromas of green banana and pineapple
|Area||The Chardonnay Domaine Virant is produced from the 5 ha located on the parcel called "Règne Iris".|
|Location||The vineyards are located in Provence, in the commune of Lançon de Provence.|
|Age of the vineyards||The vines were planted in 2004.|
|Planting density||The plantation has 4000 plants per hectare.|
|Floors||The terroir is said to be clay-limestone.|
|Type of viticulture||The entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.|
|Type of harvest||Harvested by means of a harvesting machine.|
|Winery||The passage in thermoregulated tanks is mandatory for the vinification of this vintage.|
|Vinification||The vinification process of the whites is: direct pressing and cold fermentation.|
|Bottling date||4 months after the harvest.|
|Type of crop||Traditional|
|Date of harvest||The grapes for this wine are harvested in mid-August.|
|Custody level||In the cellar for 2 years|
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Alain M. published the 01/06/2022 following an order made on 21/05/2022
Patrick G. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022
Parfait, fruité et sec aussi agréable qu'un Chardonnay californien. J'en ferai peut-être mon vin de l'été.
Claude Jean C. published the 29/12/2021 following an order made on 12/12/2021
Très polyvalent ,peut s'accorder avec de nombreux plats
Anonymous customer published the 30/07/2021 following an order made on 19/07/2021
A boire bien frais