PDO Red Wine

Cuvée AOC Rouge

The essence of the Coteaux d’Aix!

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Our PDO Red is our first Protected Designation of Origin wine. Slightly less powerful than our famous Inspiration red wine, this wine is an asset on the table due to its smooth, fruity aromas. Widely loved, we recommend this wine year round to those looking for a versatile, quality wine. 

Our PDO Red is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grape varieties. This wine is vinified between 20 and 25 ° C with extended macerations of approximately four weeks.

Unique soil, select grape varieties, and traditional winemaking methods make this wine both structured and supple, with dominant aromas of black fruits, plums, and spices. The tannins found in this wine give it a good length in the mouth.

Pairings

Our PDO red wine is a wine for pleasure. This wine is a perfect accompaniment to large traditional meals, red meats, cured meats, and quality French PDO cheeses.

Tasting advice

Taste this select wine slightly chilled or chambered for an optimal taste experience.

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 PDO Red regularly wins medals at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris. In 2018, it won the gold metal, and in 2014 and 2019 the silver medal.

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.

Our PDO Red wine also frequently wins medals in the Aix-en-Provence competition. In 2020, this wine won the 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. Château Virant, with its many quality vintages, is a frequent winner in this competition.

Data sheet

Appellation of originAOP Aix en Provence
AssemblyCabernet, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
Vintage2019
Wine colorRed
Wine storage3 to 5 years
Wine fermentationThis wine underwent alcoholic fermentation and then malolactic fermentation.
Wine maturationNo breeding.
Dominant aromasBlack fruits, plums and spices
Dry
Fruity
AreaThe Cuvée AOP Château Virant is a wine produced from about sixty hectares of our estate.
LocationThe orchards that produce this wine are located between Lançon de Provence and Velaux.
Age of the vineyardsThe vines that produce this wine are about 25 years old.
Planting densityThe plantation has a density of 4000 trees per hectare.
FloorsThe land that hosts these vines is clay and limestone.
Particularity of the vineyard plantationThe vines of this wine enjoy a South-South-East exposure which guarantees the almost permanent sunshine of the vines
Type of viticultureThe entire estate is certified High Environmental Value level 3 (HVE3), the most demanding sustainable agriculture there is
Type of harvestThe harvest is mechanical for this vintage.
WineryThe Cuvée Château Virant AOC Rouge is produced in the original vats of the domain, i.e. the concrete vats for a maximum of inertia.
VinificationThis cuvée underwent a long vinification and a fermentation between 20° and 25°.
Bottling date18 months after the harvest.
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainChâteau Virant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content14,5°
Operating temperature16°
Date of harvestAll our reds are harvested in September as soon as the maturity of the berries allows it.
Custody levelConservation in cellar between 3 and 5 years.
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Patrick G. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022

3/5

Trop alcoolisé 15° sinon agréable en bouche. Donne des accélérations du rythme cardiaque.

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Georges M. published the 20/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022

5/5

Très bien.

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Nadine S. published the 24/09/2021 following an order made on 13/09/2021

4/5

pas encore déguster

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Gilles P. published the 30/07/2021 following an order made on 19/07/2021

5/5

Très bon

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ANTOINE C. published the 11/07/2021 following an order made on 30/06/2021

5/5

très bon

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JEAN E. published the 22/06/2021 following an order made on 09/06/2021

5/5

Pas encore dégusté mais devrait pas nous décevoir. Cela fait 30 ans qu'il fait partie de notre cave.

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Jean-Alain G. published the 19/04/2021 following an order made on 08/04/2021

5/5

Toutes les personnes à qui j'offre ce vin en sont enchantées et l'apprécient beaucoup.

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Jean-Alain G. published the 16/03/2021 following an order made on 03/03/2021

5/5

Je ne suis pas un spécialiste du vin. Je sais juste que je l'apprécie beaucoup et que toutes les personnes à qui je l'ai offert m'en ont fait un excellent retour.

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Jean-Jacques G. published the 14/03/2021 following an order made on 01/03/2021

5/5

Excellent rouge

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Anonymous customer published the 17/01/2021 following an order made on 09/12/2020

5/5

très bien

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