Inspiration Rosé Wine (Tradition) - Magnum
By purchasing our magnum-sized Inspiration rosé, you will be buying a generous amount of one of our best Château Virant rosé wines to share with your family and friends.
This wine was created by the Cheylan family as the point of union between trend and tradition. Its color and its citrus notes, called "thiols" by professionals, are signs of its modernity. Its dominant aromas of red fruits, green apple, and its powerful structure all bear witness to the qualities of a rosé that has stood the test of time.
The grape varieties used to make this wine indicate its high quality: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache.
This wine is one of the best sellers of the estate. Year after year, the Inspiration rosé wine reveals consistent taste qualities.
Pleasant as an aperitif, this wine pairs well with Mediterranean dishes, such as marinated fish and grilled meats
Remember that the magnum-sized bottle requires more time to come to temperature than a bottle of a classic size. Be sure to chill your wine to 12° C before serving. Use frozen glasses or porcelain ice cubes to create the optimal temperature.
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.
The Inspiration rosé regularly wins awards in the national Vinalies competition. In 2018 it won the Prix d'Excellence (prize of excellence), and in 2020 it won a silver medal.
The jury for the Vinalies Nationales competition is made up exclusively of oenologists who note both the quality and the typicity of the wines submitted for tasting. Winning a prize in this prestigious professional competition is the assurance of being a recognized producer in the wine industry.
The Inspiration rosé also won the gold medal at the Mondial du Rosé in 2018.
The Mondial du Rosé competition, organized by the oenologists of France, is an international competition that judges and rewards the best vintages. It is a competition mainly intended for catering and wine professionals which allows them to assess the quality of the wines of an estate on a global scale.
In 2017 and 2020, the Inspiration rosé won a gold medal at the Aix-en-Provence competition. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 it won a silver medal.
The Aix-en-Provence competition identifies the best wines of the Aix-en-Provence PDO region. It is a competition of producers whose wines are judged by the professionals of the region. Château Virant, with its many vintages is a frequent and worthy winner.
|Appellation of origin||AOP Aix en Provence|
|Assembly||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache|
|Wine storage||To be consumed within the year|
|Wine fermentation||Rosé obtained from alcoholic fermentation only|
|Wine maturation||No breeding.|
|Dominant aromas||Citrus, green apple and dominant cherry and raspberry.
|Area||The vineyard of Château Virant is composed of 160 ha. Only about thirty are necessary for the elaboration of this prestigious vintage.|
|Location||Nestled at the foot of the rocky outcrop that bears the name Château Virantthe vineyards of the estate are located in the communes of Lançon de Provence and Velaux.|
|Age of the vineyards||All the vines that produce our rosés are at least 3 and no more than 25 years old.|
|Planting density||4,000 vines are planted per hectare.|
|Floors||Located on a clay-limestone soil, the minerality of the land is felt in this vintage.|
|Particularity of the vineyard plantation||The vineyards are oriented South-South-East, which favors the capture of sunlight by the berries.|
|Type of viticulture||The entire estate is certified High Environmental Value Level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is.|
|Type of harvest||The harvest is said to be mechanical, at a moderate pace so as not to damage the grapes and the vines.|
|Winery||Its passage in thermo-regulated vats is mandatory to guarantee this rosé its best expression.|
|Vinification||The winemaking process includes direct pressing, cold stabulation, and cold fermentation.|
|Bottling date||4 months after the harvest.|
|Type of crop||Traditional|
|Date of harvest||The Cuvée Inspiration Rosé is harvested during the last two weeks of August.|
|Custody level||In the cellar for 2 years but the quintessence will be revealed during the first year.|
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