Chardonnay

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Chardonnay

The purest expression of an emblematic grape variety

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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.

Pairings

This wine is best enjoyed as an aperitif and also compliments soft cheeses and meals of seafood, white meat, and pasta.

Tasting advice

This wine is best enjoyed at temperatures between 10 ° and 12 °C.

Environmental distinction

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.

Awards

This wine is never presented in competition because its production methods remain confidential.

Data sheet

Appellation of originIGP Mediterranean
AssemblyChardonnay
Vintage2021
Wine colorWhite
Wine storageTo be consumed within the year
Wine fermentationThe Chardonnay Domaine Virant is obtained by alcoholic fermentation.
Wine maturationNo breeding
Dominant aromasAromas of green banana and pineapple
Fruity
AreaThe Chardonnay Domaine Virant is produced from the 5 ha located on the parcel called "Règne Iris".
LocationThe vineyards are located in Provence, in the commune of Lançon de Provence.
Age of the vineyardsThe vines were planted in 2004.
Planting densityThe plantation has 4000 plants per hectare.
FloorsThe terroir is said to be clay-limestone.
Type of viticultureThe entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.
Type of harvestHarvested by means of a harvesting machine.
WineryThe passage in thermoregulated tanks is mandatory for the vinification of this vintage.
VinificationThe vinification process of the whites is: direct pressing and cold fermentation.
Bottling date4 months after the harvest.
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainVirant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content13°
Operating temperature12°
Date of harvestThe grapes for this wine are harvested in mid-August.
Custody levelIn the cellar for 2 years
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4.8 /5

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Patrick G. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022

5/5

Parfait, fruité et sec aussi agréable qu'un Chardonnay californien. J'en ferai peut-être mon vin de l'été.

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Claude Jean C. published the 29/12/2021 following an order made on 12/12/2021

4/5

Très polyvalent ,peut s'accorder avec de nombreux plats

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Gilles P. published the 30/07/2021 following an order made on 19/07/2021

5/5

A boire bien frais

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Anonymous customer published the 11/07/2020 following an order made on 30/06/2020

5/5

je suis toujours très satisfait de la qualité de ce vin

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