Gray Rosé Wine
An excellent fruity wine, this pale rosé is crafted through mastery of the stages of vinification and fermentation temperatures. Often copied but rarely equaled, you can rest assured that the gray rosé from Château Virant is a sure bet for those who love the pleasures of a clear, fruity, and light rosé.
To produce this select wine, our cellar master carries out a delicate vinification by direct cold pressing. The fermentation of the juices at 14°C gives this wine its bright, clear color. It presents on the nose a lively, slightly sweet palate with aromas of yellow fruits, pear, coconut, and vanilla.
Our gray rosé was developed in response to customer demand for a fine and fruity rosé to compliment aperitifs. Today, this wine is recognized throughout the region as one of the flagship products of our estate.
A perfect accompaniment to traditional Provençal aperitifs, this wine will also be appreciated with any dish served cold, from salads to carpaccios to sushi.
The freshness of this wine will be best enhanced if served chilled at 12 °C in frozen glasses.
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.
In 2017, our gray rosé won a gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris, and in 2016 it won the silver medal.
The Concours Général Agricole allows farmers across France to compete against their peers in select categories. Year after year, Château Virant continues to medal with its wines and its olive oils, making it one of the most awarded estates in all of France.
In addition, the Château Virant gray rosé regularly wins medals in Aix-en-Provence competitions. In 2015, 2018, and 2020 it won a gold medal, and in 2016 and 2019, it won a silver medal.
The Aix-en-Provence competition recognizes the best wines of the Aix-en-Provence PDO category. It is a competition of producers whose wines are judged by the professionals in the industry. Winning in this category identifies our Château Virant gray rosé as one of the most highly awarded rosé wines in the region.
|Appellation of origin||IGP Mediterranean|
|Assembly||Grenache, Cabernet, Caladoc, Muscat|
|Wine storage||To be consumed within the year|
|Wine fermentation||Rosé obtained from alcoholic fermentation alone.|
|Wine maturation||No breeding.|
|Dominant aromas||Aromas of yellow fruit, pear, coconut and vanilla
|Area||Cultivated on the grape varieties intended for the rosés of our vineyard. This wine is produced from 70 ha of vines.|
|Location||A few kilometers from Marseille, our vineyards are located in the communes of Lançon de Provence, Velaux and La Fare-les-Oliviers.|
|Age of the vineyards||The vines are between 3 and 25 years old.|
|Planting density||Each vine has an average of 2.5m² of land to flourish.|
|Floors||Our terroir is clay and limestone, which favors the enrichment of our plantations with minerals.|
|Particularity of the vineyard plantation||Arid soil with southern exposure, improving the rate of serosity of the grapes necessary for the production of our Rosé Gris.|
|Type of viticulture||The entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.|
|Type of harvest||Mechanical harvesting by straddle carrier.|
|Winery||The tanks are thermo-regulated and are subject to daily control by our cellarman.|
|Vinification||The Rosé Gris is made from direct pressing and cold fermentation.|
|Type of crop||Traditional|
|Date of harvest||Harvested on the 34th and 35th weeks of the year: end of August.|
|Custody level||In the cellar for 2 years|
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Patrick A. published the 22/06/2023 following an order made on 11/06/2023
Un rosé toujours surprenant par sa coloration très pâle, qui apporte fraîcheur et plaisir.
Yves H. published the 12/11/2022 following an order made on 30/10/2022
J'apprécie beaucoup ce vin et je l'offre souvent a des amis qui l'apprécient aussi
Chantal D. published the 13/09/2022 following an order made on 02/09/2022
je na l ai pas encore consommé
Karsten R. published the 01/08/2022 following an order made on 18/07/2022
VALERIE C. published the 31/07/2022 following an order made on 20/07/2022
MYRIAM M. published the 23/06/2022 following an order made on 27/05/2022
Il est très dommage que vous n'expédiez pas les boxs
Alain M. published the 01/06/2022 following an order made on 21/05/2022
Patrick A. published the 31/05/2022 following an order made on 19/05/2022
Vin léger et agréable.
Patrick G. published the 29/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022
Vin parfait d'un très bon rapport qualité prix