Cuvee of olives
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.
|Appellation of origin||AOP Aix en Provence, Wine of Provence|
|Wine fermentation||Two fermentations are at work to produce this wine: alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation.|
|Wine maturation||This wine is aged in oak barrels.|
Spices, red fruits
|Area||This cuvée is produced from the vineyard of Château Virant vineyard which extends over 160 ha.|
|Location||The 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 vineyards||This vintage is made from old vines of the domain (25 years and more).|
|Planting density||There are 4000 vines per hectare.|
|Floors||The 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 plantation||Coming from arid hillsides of southern orientation.|
|Type of viticulture||The entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.|
|Type of harvest||For some years now, in order to guarantee the safety of the harvest, the grape harvest has been mechanical.|
|Winery||The historical concrete vats (1897) are ideal for the red wine and allow a vinification with a precise follow-up of the temperatures.|
|Vinification||The vinification of this vintage is said to be long (3 weeks)|
|Bottling date||24 months after the harvest.|
|Type of crop||Traditional|
|Date of harvest||The 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 level||Conservation in cellar between 3 and 10 years|
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Jean-luc B. published the 30/06/2022 following an order made on 19/06/2022
très bon. A découvrir
Nadine S. published the 26/06/2022 following an order made on 15/06/2022
Un vin d’exception
Yves L. published the 02/06/2022 following an order made on 22/05/2022
déjà commandé plusieurs fois, et j'y reviens, donc plus que satisfait.
Georges M. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022
Yves L. published the 21/12/2021 following an order made on 09/12/2021
on en reprend régulièrement, donc c'est tout dire ...
Maurice V. published the 07/06/2021 following an order made on 26/05/2021
Anonymous customer published the 10/02/2021 following an order made on 30/01/2021
J’achète cette cuvée tous les ans depuis 3 ans.
Anonymous customer published the 20/01/2021 following an order made on 30/10/2020
un super rapport qualité-prix
Anonymous customer published the 16/01/2021 following an order made on 01/01/2021
Je connaissais déjà, je ne suis pas déçue