Inspiration Red Wine (Tradition) - Magnum

Magnum Cuvée Tradition Rouge

Silver medal at the CGA de Paris 2015

Silver Medal at the Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Regional Competition 2017

2017 Vinalies Award of Excellence

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Choosing the magnum size Inspiration Red means above all opting for the aromas of the estate's flagship wine. This emblematic red wine was born in 1998 from the perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache grape varieties. Through much research and taste testing, the Cheylan Family discovered the perfect combination of grapes necessary to produce this select wine.

With the support of the cellar master and the oenologist, the family determined that the winemaking methods for this wine would be the same as those used on the old hillside vines. For our Inspiration Red, the grapes undergo pre-fermentation maceration at 15 ° with a fermentation at a controlled temperature between 18 ° and 22°C followed by a long vatting of four weeks. The result is a powerful, balanced, and structured red wine.

This best selling wine reveals consistent taste attributes. No matter the vintage, you will discover aromas of red fruits in jam, cocoa, and garrigue. After the fourth year of storage, the tannins become finer and more integrated. This wine becomes rounder and smoother with age.

In addition to an exceptional wine, the magnum format presents the perfect size for sharing aperitifs and meals with friends.

Pairings

Our Inspiration Red can be enjoyed with modern or reimagined traditional dishes. Lamb chops with herbs, grilled meats, and cheeses will all be enhanced by this inspired wine.

Tasting advice

As with all magnums, the temperature sets more slowly than in the bottle, so remember to adjust the temperature of your wine as needed a few hours before serving in order to maintain the select aromas of the Inspiration red wine.

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

Our Inspiration red wine regularly wins medals at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris and in 2016, this vintage medaled.

The Concours Général Agricole in Paris 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.

Inspiration red wine also medaled at the National Vinalies competition. In 2020, it won the Vinalie d'Argent by vintage, in 2018 the Vinalies prize, and in 2017 the Vinalies excellence prize.

The jury for the Vinalies Nationales competition is composed of oenologists who judge both the quality and typicity of the wines submitted for tasting. Winning a prize in this prestigious professional competition indicates Château Virant as a recognized top wine producer in the industry.

Finally, our Inspiration red wine won medals in the Aix-en-Provence competition. In both 2014 and 2017, 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 Inspiration red wine as one of the most highly awarded red wines in the region.

Data sheet

Appellation of originAOP Aix en Provence, Wine of Provence
AssemblyCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache
Vintage2017
Wine colorRed
Wine storage3 to 5 years
Wine fermentationVinification in long vatting of 4 weeks with a malolactic fermentation around 20°C for more roundness and fruits.
Wine maturationNo breeding.
Dominant aromasFruity
Powerful
Spices, red fruits
AreaThe grape varieties that make up this wine are grown on 50 hectares of the estate, which has 160 hectares in total.
LocationThe vineyards that produce the flower of Château Virant are located in the communes of Lançon de Provence, La Fare-les-Oliviers.
Age of the vineyardsTo produce such a wine, the majority of the vines are 30 years old or more.
Planting densityWe plant 4000 vines per hectare.
FloorsCharacteristic of the best wine lands in France, our soil is said to be clay-limestone.
Particularity of the vineyard plantationThese plantations are located on arid south-facing slopes and benefit from a microclimate with very low rainfall compensated by salvaging night dews and careful irrigation.
Type of viticultureThe entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.
Type of harvestThe harvest of these lands is mechanical, at a moderate pace to ensure the perfect preservation of the berries.
WineryThe vatting of our Rouge Inspiration is done in huge 19th century concrete vats.
VinificationVinification in long vatting of 4 weeks with a malolactic fermentation around 20°C for more roundness and fruits.
Bottling date24 months after the harvest
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainChâteau Virant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content15°
Operating temperature16°
Date of harvestHarvested during the second part of September.
Custody levelCellar storage between 3 and 7 years

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