Prestige White Wine

Cuvée Prestige Blanc

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Passage in oak barrels

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A Word from the Pope of Provençal cuisine:

“The exceptional soil and the knowledge of the winemakers make Château Virant a vineyard of great renown.
I would like to present the estate's “Prestige White wine” to you.
The name is short, without embellishment, but its dress is sparkling and shines with a thousand lights.
Discreet yellow peach aromas, which give it the advantage of being enjoyed with many savory and sweet meals.

Of course, we all know that this Prestige White goes very well with fish and goat cheese.
You will find it divine with a local specialty, sardines à la “Brule dé”.  

This dish consists of very small sardines from our Provençal coast, grilled on embers of maritime pine twigs. These sardines are eaten without a fork or knife. If we burn our fingers, it's only in happiness. With this Prestige White, these sardines taste even more sublime.

This white wine is equally remarkable with a ratatouille. This Prestige White also pairs well with certain sweets: apricot tatin, tropézienne, kings cake, lavender honey crêpe, apple pie and many others. "

Guy Gedda
Chef and gourmet restaurateur
Pope of Provençal cuisine

Description

The Prestige White is an exceptional Aix-en-Provence wine. Witness the expertise accumulated by the Cheylan family over the years. This wine will present the most seductive arguments that Château Virant has to offer.

For 50 years now, Robert and Pascal Cheylan have worked the Provençal land tirelessly with the aim of producing grapes of exceptional quality. In the cellar, our cellar master, Sébastien, patiently watches over the estate's wines to gauge their evolution. He pays special attention to the Prestige white wine because it requires daily monitoring. Indeed, its aging in barrels on lees for 9 nine months requires frequent topping and tasting to check that the vintage is developing correctly. 

This expertise is felt in the taste of the wine. It contains a luxurious, buttery palette. The length is lovely with an unusual vanilla finish. 

On the nose, smokey and woody notes can be detected, produced by the time spent aging in oak barrels in our 17th century cellar. 

Pairings

This great wine of the estate can be enjoyed as an aperitif. It is also ideal with fish, white meats, lobster, foie gras, dishes in sauce, and cheeses with character.

Tasting advice

Prestige White is a wine that should be tasted at 12℃. A chilled temperature is required to preserve the taste qualities specific to this wine.

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

Due to their confidential production, our Prestige wines are not presented in national competitions.

Nevertheless, Andreas Larsson, voted best sommelier in the world, gave a score of 91/100 to our Prestige White in 2019.

Data sheet

Appellation of originAOP Aix en Provence
AssemblyRolle and Clairette
Vintage2017
Wine colorWhite
Wine storageInvestment
Wine fermentationThe Prestige White Château Virant has undergone a double alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
Wine maturationThe wine is aged in the cellar dating from 1632 in selected barrels.
Dominant aromasPowerful
Red fruits, blackberries, vanilla, spices
Spicy
Wooded
AreaThis cuvée is produced from the grapes of the historical hillside of Château Virant which comprises 10 ha.
LocationThe Rolle and Clairette that produce this wine are located in the communes of Lançon de Provence.
Planting densityThe average planting density is 2.5 m² per vine.
FloorsThe soil on which these vines are planted is called clay-limestone.
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 done mechanically at a reduced speed to prevent any alteration of the berries.
WineryThe only wine of the property to be vinified in barrels. It will then be aged for 9 months.
Bottling date2 to 3 years after the harvest
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainVirant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content14
Operating temperature12°
Date of harvestThe grapes are harvested at the end of August, the day being decided according to the evolution of the maturity of the grapes.
Custody levelIt is customary to keep it in the cellar for 5 to 6 years
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4.9 /5

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Nadia B. published the 30/06/2022 following an order made on 18/06/2022

5/5

Une belle découverte.

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Alain M. published the 01/06/2022 following an order made on 21/05/2022

5/5

Parfait

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William R. published the 23/02/2022 following an order made on 12/02/2022

5/5

Superbe blanc, mon favori en ce moment.

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William R. published the 21/12/2021 following an order made on 06/12/2021

4/5

Très bon blanc de Château.

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Maurice V. published the 07/06/2021 following an order made on 26/05/2021

5/5

toujours excellent ergonomie du verre recherché.

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PATRICK C. published the 07/04/2021 following an order made on 26/03/2021

5/5

Très bon vin

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Anonymous customer published the 09/05/2020 following an order made on 27/04/2020

5/5

Très bon vin de qualité. LE domaine VIRANT est un valeur sûr que je connais depuis plus de 10 ans.

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