Provence Sunset Wine

Vin Cuit de Virant

Discover the subtle and fine aromas of our Provence sunset wine, a true Provencal tradition for the Christmas holidays!

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Our Château Virant Provence sunset wine was inspired by Christmas traditions in Provence. Today, this special wine is recognized as a spirit that brings together contemporary and traditional flavors.

To make this festive drink, we reduce the grape juice in a copper cauldron for several days under careful supervision.

Then, it is placed in stainless steel vats for its long and capricious fermentation.

Its brown color with golden ruby ​​reflections and its lemony notes with aromas of stewed fruit and quince make this wine a favorite.

This wine is consumed all year round and is popular among cigar aficionados because it reveals new aromas when combined with high quality tobacco.

Our Provence sunset wine is also much admired by connoisseurs of whiskey and spicy spirits. Indeed, its inimitable character and its lemony nose give this wine remarkable taste qualities.

This special wine is made according to an old Provençal recipe. We cook the grape juice in a copper cauldron in the middle of our wine cellar. The slow heat prompts a slow and careful reduction. Once the cooking is completed, the juices are transferred to vats where fermentation occurs. 

After aging for two years in oak barrels, the Provence sunset wine will achieve its powerful, complex aromas.

Traditionally, this wine played an important role in Provencal Christmas celebrations. It was once served as part of our feast of 13 desserts at Christmas. During this special meal, the wine was presented to those gathered as a symbol to ward off fate and bring joy to the home in the coming new year.

Pairings

Provence sunset wine is ideal with desserts and as an aperitif.

Tasting advice

We have two suggestions:

- Like some fine Champagnes, this wine is best enjoyed in a round glass which conforms to the shape of the hand. Warmed by body temperature through the walls of the glass, the aromas of the wine will be exalted first on the nose and then on the palate.

- This wine is best enjoyed cool, at around 12 °C. At this temperature, the aromas will not be altered. You will then be offered a refreshing drink, ideal as an accompaniment to desserts and aperitifs.

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

We have not yet entered this wine into competition, but we hope to do so in the future.

Data sheet

AssemblyGrenache, Cabernet, Syrah and Carignan
Wine colorRed brown golden
Wine storageInvestment
Wine fermentationThis wine has undergone alcoholic fermentation alone.
Wine maturationAged in barrels in the 17th century cellar for two years.
Dominant aromasFruity
Red fruits in jam, spices, vanilla and caramel.
Spicy
Wooded
AreaThe Vin Cuit de Château Virant is produced from different juices harvested from the whole vineyard.
LocationThe whole vineyard from Velaux to Lançon de Provence, through La Fare Les Oliviers. The selection of the vines is specific each year because it depends on the desired maturity.
FloorsThe soil is clay and limestone.
Particularity of the vineyard plantationPlantation 4 000 vines / hectares
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.
WineryThe Vin Cuit is first reduced in a copper cauldron, then vinified in vats and conditioned in barrels.
VinificationReduction in the cauldron, long fermentation.
Bottling date2 years after the harvest.
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DomainVirant
Type of cropTraditional
Alcohol content14°
Operating temperatureAt 12° or at room temperature depending on the use
Date of harvestThe harvest is done more in September to find a sufficient level of sweetness
Custody levelIt is customary to keep it in the cellar for 5 to 10 years
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4.9 /5

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Floernce B. published the 14/02/2022 following an order made on 30/01/2022

5/5

Très bon produit. Livraison rapide. Je recommande pour ceux qui aiment le vin sucré.

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Jean-Pierre B. published the 26/12/2021 following an order made on 14/12/2021

5/5

Excellent vin, bien dans notre tradition. Très belle bouteille. Prix très correct comparativement aux concurrents.

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Bernard S. published the 21/12/2021 following an order made on 04/12/2021

5/5

très bon produit mais j'espère que je recevrai un jour la bouteille qui me manquait à la livraison

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Dominique P. published the 13/12/2021 following an order made on 02/12/2021

5/5

Très bon! Une explosion de goût !

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Frederic C. published the 10/05/2021 following an order made on 29/04/2021

5/5

tres bon vin cuit

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Dominique J. published the 17/01/2021 following an order made on 08/12/2020

5/5

Le vin cuit du château Virant correspond à ce que j'attendais. Une belle bouteille et un vin adapté au temps de Noël ainsi qu'au cacho-fio traditionnel.

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Anonymous customer published the 27/08/2019 following an order made on 04/07/2019

4/5

En l'absence de connaissances approfondies sur le vin cuit de Provence, je ne peux pas savoir son niveau qualificatif par rapport aux autres.

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Questions (1)

From Möhringer, Eric | 2021-09-07 15:56:42

Je voudrais faire connaissance mes amis ce vin cuit.
Pouvez-vous me donner une adresse aux Pays Bas pour acheter?
Ou est-ce possible de m'envoyer une bouteille?

Merci bien par avance pour votre réaction.

E.Möhringer

administrator

Bonjour,

Nous pouvons vous expédier du vin cuit aux Pays-Bas. Pourriez-vous préciser votre adresse ainsi que le nombre de bouteilles à l'adresse contact@chateau-virant.com afin que nous puissions vous envoyer une quotation.

bien cordialement.

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