Cuvee of olives

Cuvée des Oliviers

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The most emblematic expression of the Terroir of Château Virant

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The Cuvée des Oliviers is an emblematic wine of Château Virant. Created by Robert and Noële Cheylan, the founders of the estate, it has been passed down through the ages with unequalled consistency.

The winemaker, the cellar master and the cellar master all work with passion to produce this mythical wine, the flagship of the estate. The Cuvée des Oliviers is a favorite among lovers of great wines and is a must in the wine cellars of the initiated.

Its long vatting period of 3 weeks between 20 and 25°C allows an optimum extraction of aromas and tannins. Its eighteen months of maturation in first passage barrels gives it character.

It is a testimony to the grape varieties selected for its production, and its mouth offers notes of spices and red fruits. It is structured, powerful, complex with a good length. Its tannins are round but present.

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Appellation of originAOP Aix en Provence, Wine of Provence
AssemblyCabernet, Syrah
Vintage2018
Wine colorRed
Wine storageInvestment
Wine fermentationTwo fermentations are at work to produce this wine: alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation.
Wine maturationThis wine is aged in oak barrels.
MedalBronze
Dominant aromasPowerful
Spices, red fruits
Spicy
Wooded
AreaThis cuvée is produced from the vineyard of Château Virant vineyard which extends over 160 ha.
LocationThe vines benefit from the micro-climate linked to the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards extend over the communes of Lançon de Provence, La Fare-les-Oliviers and Velaux.
Age of the vineyardsThis vintage is made from old vines of the domain (25 years and more).
Planting densityThere are 4000 vines per hectare.
FloorsThe clay-limestone soil on which the grapes of this vintage are produced is similar to the soils of Bordeaux and allows the cultivated varieties to express themselves fully.
Particularity of the vineyard plantationComing from arid hillsides of southern orientation.
Type of viticultureThe entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.
Type of harvestFor some years now, in order to guarantee the safety of the harvest, the grape harvest has been mechanical.
WineryThe historical concrete vats (1897) are ideal for the red wine and allow a vinification with a precise follow-up of the temperatures.
VinificationThe vinification of this vintage is said to be long (3 weeks)
Bottling date24 months after the harvest.
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainChâteau Virant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content14,5°
Operating temperature16°
Date of harvestThe harvest of the reds is traditionally started in September once the monitoring of the maturity of the grapes shows that the controlled parameters have reached their optimum.
Custody levelConservation in cellar between 3 and 10 years
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4.8 /5

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Georges M. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022

5/5

Très bien.

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Yves L. published the 21/12/2021 following an order made on 09/12/2021

5/5

on en reprend régulièrement, donc c'est tout dire ...

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Maurice V. published the 07/06/2021 following an order made on 26/05/2021

5/5

valeur sûre

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Christophe H. published the 10/02/2021 following an order made on 30/01/2021

5/5

J’achète cette cuvée tous les ans depuis 3 ans.

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Vincent H. published the 20/01/2021 following an order made on 30/10/2020

5/5

un super rapport qualité-prix

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Tania K. published the 16/01/2021 following an order made on 01/01/2021

5/5

Je connaissais déjà, je ne suis pas déçue

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Anonymous customer published the 04/09/2020 following an order made on 08/08/2020

4/5

Produit de qualité correspondant à mes attentes

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Anonymous customer published the 18/08/2020 following an order made on 06/08/2020

5/5

J'ai découvert ce vin lors de précédentes commandes et renouvelle donc encore ma commande.

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Anonymous customer published the 08/07/2020 following an order made on 19/06/2020

5/5

Un vin excellent que j'ai plaisir à reprendre tous les ans sans jamais être déçu.

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Anonymous customer published the 11/05/2020 following an order made on 30/04/2020

4/5

Produit déjà connu et apprécié, explique cette achat,malheureusement une bouteille cassée lors du transport. (traitement en cours)

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