Working the lees through periodic stirring enhances the texture of the wine, whilst the unoaked component maintains a lovely minerality and delivers aromas of yellow peach, candied apricot and freesia harmonising with notes of brioche and orange zest. A light grip and a subtle saline note provide length and balance, completing its gastronomic character. Beautiful integrated acidity across the palate, and a slightly smoky finish with notes of dried apricot.
|Origin:||Côtes de Provence|
|Varieties:||46% Grenache, 28% Rolle, 26% Cinsault|
|Site:||Domaine Mirabeau falls within the area that has a designated soil type within the Côtes de Provence Appellation, called “Crystalline”. The soil composition is predominantly micro-schist and sand with some clay, sitting on bedrock of permian (red)
sandstone. Surrounded by the Nature Reserve of the Plaines des Maures, it boasts one of the most fascinating landscapes and biodiversity levels of the region. The secluded 20-hectare estate includes 14 hectares of vines and is surrounded by umbrella pines, cork oak trees and chestnut groves.
|Vinification:||Night harvested and gently pressed in a non-oxidative environment, followed by temperature controlled fermentation. Shortly after fermentation has started a part of the wine is barrelled down, with regular bâtonnage for the next 6 months, before being blended with elements resting in stainless steel.|
|Barrel selection for 46.5hl:||Berthomieu 1 *400 L, 1* 500 L (Chauffe Blonde)
St Martin 1*400 L, 1*500L (Chauffe légère longue)
Stockinger 3*500L ( LDL, LDL+, ML)
6 white wine barriques 6 *225 (for micro-oxygenation)
|Analysis:||Alcohol 13,5% / pH 3.34 / RS <1g/l|
|Tech sheet:||Download in .pdf format|