Inspiration Red Wine (Tradition)

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Cuvée Inspiration Rouge | Cuvée Tradition

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The Inspiration Red wine is 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 wine, 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.

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

Enjoy this wine now or store it in the cellar to enjoy at a later date. Remember to aerate your wine for a few minutes before tasting to enjoy the best expression of its aromas.

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
Vintage2018
Wine colorRed
Wine storage3 to 5 years
Wine fermentationThe wine has completed its malolactic fermentation for more roundness and stability.
Wine maturationNo breeding.
MedalSilver
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 soils for wine in France, our soil is called 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.
VinificationLong vatting period of 4 weeks with malolactic fermentation around 20°C for more yield and fruit.
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 levelConservation in cellar between 3 and 5 years
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4.6 /5

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Jean-luc B. published the 30/06/2022 following an order made on 19/06/2022

5/5

très bon. A découvrir

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PAUL JEAN B. published the 02/06/2022 following an order made on 22/05/2022

5/5

Très bien

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Yves L. published the 02/06/2022 following an order made on 22/05/2022

4/5

1ère commande de ce vin tout juste livré, mais que je dois laisser reposer avant de le gouter. mais je présume qu'il reste dans la même veine de qualité que les autres vins "maison".

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JEAN B. published the 24/05/2022 following an order made on 05/05/2022

3/5

Correct pour son prix

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Jean C. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022

4/5

bon produit

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Fabrice K. published the 10/11/2021 following an order made on 30/10/2021

5/5

Excellent vin, rapport qualité prix incroyable. J’en reprendrai.

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Michel T. published the 12/08/2021 following an order made on 01/08/2021

5/5

pas encore gouté mais en ayant déjà acheté je sais qu'il sera excellent

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JEAN-PIERRE T. published the 13/05/2021 following an order made on 01/05/2021

5/5

bien

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PATRICE JEAN L. published the 15/04/2021 following an order made on 04/04/2021

5/5

TRES BON RAPPORT QUALITE PRIX POUR UN VIN DE 2017

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Luc R. published the 13/04/2021 following an order made on 30/03/2021

5/5

Très bien,

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