PDO Rosé Wine
Our PDO rosé wine is an excellent compromise between our Virant Estate IGP and our Inspiration rosé wine. This wine will seduce you with its smooth taste and fruity aromas.
Its light pink color with peony reflections invites discovery. More than just a beautiful appearance, a PDO Château Virant wine also promises a high quality product to satisfy all palates. At Château Virant, we are committed to pleasing all of our customers.
This rosé is assembled from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet and Cinsault grape varieties. This fresh wine is vinified by direct pressing, cold stalling, and fermentation at 12 °C.
Our land, our special grape varieties, and our artisanal winemaking methods all give balance to our PDO rosé wine. In this distinct wine, you will find aromas of red fruits and notes of candy, characteristics exclusive to this vintage.
Our PDO rosé can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to salads, light meals, and grilled dishes.
This wine is best enjoyed chilled. For an optimal tasting experience, we suggest that you hold the wine glass by its stem so as not to warm the contents with your hands.
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.
In 2014, our PDO rosé won the bronze medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris.
The CGA competition allows farmers to position themselves in relation to their colleagues on the same appellation. Château Virant with its wines and olive oils, each year wins medals in this competition, which makes it one of the most awarded estates in France.
In 2019, this rosé also obtained a silver medal at the Mondial du Rosé.
The Mondial du Rosé competition, organized by the oenologists of France, allows rosé wines from all over the world to compete against one another. It is a competition mainly intended for catering and wine professionals that assess the quality of the wines of an estate on an international scale.
Finally, our PDO rosé regularly wins medals in the Aix-en Provence competitions. In 2014, 2018 and 2019, it won a silver medal, and in 2015, 2016 and 2020, it won a gold 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 rosé wine as one of the most highly awarded rosé wines in the region. Château Virant, with its numerous wines, is a frequent winner in this competition.
|Appellation of origin||AOP Aix en Provence|
|Assembly||Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet|
|Wine storage||To be consumed within the year|
|Wine fermentation||An alcoholic fermentation alone allows to obtain this rosé wine.|
|Wine maturation||Without breeding|
|Area||The vineyards that produce this wine are part of the 160 ha cultivated by Château Virant.|
|Location||Located in the Bouches-du-Rhône between Aix en Provence and Salon, the vines of our estate are planted in the communes of Lançon de Provence, Velaux and La Fare-les-Oliviers.|
|Age of the vineyards||To produce the rosés we use grapes from vines aged between 3 and 25 years.|
|Planting density||The vines are planted at a density of 2 plants per 5m².|
|Floors||The vines are planted on a clay-limestone soil.|
|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 mechanical|
|Winery||The vats used are made of stainless steel and thermo-regulated. This modern method of harvesting allows a perfect control of the wine making process.|
|Vinification||The Cuvée AOP Rosé is vinified by direct pressing then cold fermentation.|
|Bottling date||4 months after the harvest.|
|Type of crop||Traditional|
|Date of harvest||The rosés are harvested in the third and fourth week of August, or even the first week of September.|
|Custody level||In the cellar for 2 years, fullness during the year following its vintage.|
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Olivier D. published the 27/07/2023 following an order made on 16/07/2023
Un AOC raisonnable
Claude D. published the 20/07/2023 following an order made on 09/07/2023
Toute la famille le réclame
Emilie J. published the 01/07/2023 following an order made on 02/05/2023
Anne N. published the 01/07/2023 following an order made on 20/06/2023
Excellent rapport qualité prix, très agréable.
Patrick A. published the 22/06/2023 following an order made on 11/06/2023
Vin d'été agréable, d'un bon rapport qualité-prix.
Sabine P. published the 22/02/2023 following an order made on 09/02/2023
On adore !
Jean C. published the 23/01/2023 following an order made on 12/01/2023
William J. published the 22/09/2022 following an order made on 11/09/2022
William R. published the 30/08/2022 following an order made on 19/08/2022
Toujours au top, il n'y a rien de meilleur, bravo !