Magnum des Minettes

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Cuvée des Minettes, a choice name for a well-represented domain.

If this name evokes at first sight the elegant young girls of the South of France, it is not by chance. Christine Cheylan wanted a modern, sparkling and refreshing cuvée, in short a pink reference to the Minettes of Provence! Moreover, her father Robert has always given her the affectionate nickname of "Minette".

But, if this fresh wine with its slightly salmon-colored reflections seduces in restaurants and festive evenings, it is also because its mouth is structured with a beautiful vivacity. This gives the Cuvée des Minettes a perfect balance of finesse, elegance and freshness

The grape varieties used, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, are worked by direct pressing in order to obtain a very clear robe, a real asset for the amateurs of contemporary rosé wines.

Its vinification in cold stabulation and cold fermentation give this wine notes of citrus and flowers.

Data sheet

Appellation of origin AOP Aix en Provence
Assembly Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Vintage 2021
Wine color Rosé
Wine storage To be consumed within the year
Wine fermentation The juices undergo alcoholic fermentation only.
Wine maturation No breeding.
Dominant aromas Citrus and flowers
Area The Cuvée des Minettes is a wine produced from a dozen hectares of our estate.
Location The vines are located on our plots of land in the commune of Lançon de Provence, called "Règne Iris".
Age of the vineyards To elaborate our rosés, the vines are aged from 3 to 25 years maximum.
Planting density The plantation has a density of 4000 trees per hectare.
Floors All plans take root in a clay-limestone soil
Particularity of the vineyard plantation The vineyard is exposed to the south in order to capture the maximum amount of sunlight.
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 to guarantee a perfectly ripe crop.
Winery The Cuvée des Minettes is produced in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats to control all the stages of stabulation and fermentation.
Vinification The vinification is done by direct pressing then stabulation and cold fermentation.
Bottling date 4 months after the harvest.
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Domain Château Virant
Type of crop Traditional
Alcohol content 13°
Operating temperature 12°
Date of harvest Harvesting is traditionally done during the last two weeks of August for these varieties
Custody level Optimum in the year following its vintage. Freshness preserved over 2 years.

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