But, as the French would say 'il y a du vin' – meaning that there is a sense of power alongside the elegance, a structure and a fresh acidity that gives the wine persistency, with a grip of minerality that gives a delicious mouthwatering finish."
Miraval Rose 2013
Rosé from Provence, France
Beautiful light pale pink color. On the nose, fantastic bouquet with delicate aromas of white fruits, just-picked strawberries and floral notes. The mouth is complex with raspberry and wild strawberry notes, wild herbs, citrus and wet stone flavors. It has a refreshing acidity, thanks to the altitude of the vineyards, and a round, long, vibrant finish.
Miraval is a joint venture between Famille Perrin and Hollywood A-listers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Decanter - "There is a lovely floral nose, soft fragrant roses, and from the first taste there is a delicate structure that deepens on the palate.
The Wine Advocate - "Clean, refreshing and classy, the 2013 Cotes de Provence Rose offers up plenty of strawberry and citrus-like aromas and flavors to go with a lightly textured, medium-bodied profile that's perfect for a hot summer day. Made by the Perrin Family (of Chateau Beaucastel), enjoy this beauty over the coming summer."
International Wine Cellar - "Pale orange. Fresh tangerine, strawberry and white flowers on the fragrant, mineral-accented nose. Silky and precise, offering tangy red fruit flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a white pepper nuance. Finishes clean, nervy and long, with excellent clarity and lingering minerality. This suave wine has the power to work with rich foods and the energy to give pleasure by itself."
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Chateau Miraval Winery
Tucked away in its own private valley in the ancient village of Correns – the first organic village in France – Miraval covers 500 hectares of land in the heart of Provence. The magnificent Château is set in a cirque surrounded by ancient woods, olive trees, vineyards and abundant water supply. Lush wildlife combines with the beautiful Provencal climate and quality Mediterranean lifestyle to reveal an enchanting oasis.
Miraval's exclusive valley location embodies an exceptional terroir. Terroir is the expression of the soil, the climate and the history of the land – the essence of the wine. At an altitude of 350 meters the vines are privileged to enjoy warm, sunny days and cool nights, bringing freshness and balance to the wines.
Miraval is a joint venture between Famille Perrin and Hollywood A-listers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. View all Chateau Miraval Wines
About ProvenceView a map of Provence wineries Grenache and Cinsault. A move is being made to bring in more varieties, like Syrah, to increase the quality of the wines.
Notable FactsThe most important appellation is Côtes de Provence, where about 80% of the production is the typical style rose. Unfortunately, the easy-drinking aspect does not translate to the price – some of these wines are a bit pricey for drink-today wines. Some producers are making a shift to higher quality while others are selling their wines at a bargain. Either way, Côtes de Provence rose is a delicious match with any provence-style garlic-y cuisine. Other appellations to note include Bandol, Bellet, Les Baux-de-Provence, Cassis and Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Though Côtes de Provence rules in amount of wine produced, the quality appellation to know is Bandol. Mostly red and mostly Mourvedre, the wines of Bandol are able to age a few years, like many a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but also enjoyed in their youth.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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19 ratings, 13 with reviewskrobinson - Palo Alto, CA54/30/2014Tasted this with my new best friend Wilfred Wong, here at the wine.com offices. Wonderful! I'm not usually a Rosé fan, but this one was richer and softer than others.411/7/2014blckmmb - Gypsum, CO410/14/2014Classy, refreshing Rose. Notes of strawberry, roses and limestone, it has a lingering finish with an almost efervescent acidity. 08/14/14hrndfrg - Huntsville, TX410/7/2014KDGreds - Philadelphia, PA49/6/2014Glennb - Cliffside Park, NJ48/3/2014Henncoop3 - Brookside, NJ48/2/2014foodchik - Dinuba, CA57/25/2014I love good rose, and this had a lovely nose, elegant structure and long, lovely finish. I initially tried it because I love anything Famille Perrin or Tablas Creek, and was wondering how the "celeb" Jolie-Pitt angle had influenced it. Assuming it would be good, but overpriced, I am glad to say I was wrong! Worth every penny (with my steward ship anyway), a beautiful wine from Provence. You should try the Tablas Creek Dianthus (if you can find it!) or the Patelin de Tablas (here at wine.com) if you like wonderful rose.ERP - Champlain, NY37/17/2014Very light, good summer drink.jaykneebee - Rogers, AR57/7/2014I've been wanting to explore some rose lately with the warmer weather and this really hit the spot.Wilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA46/5/2014Staying in the pink, the lively 2013 Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose is really fine. A treat for the eyes and the palate, the delicately dances on the palate with a profusion of wild strawberries; pesistent to the end; crisp and frisky in the finish.2793hp - Los Angeles, CA56/19/2014Bradley Pine - Washington, DC46/19/2014Star-struck, we bought this wine and it did not disappoint. It is very light and sweet, almost effervescent. Great for an afternoon on the veranda. Good with brie - no duh! Very pleasant overall.TraceInvader - San Antonio, TX56/14/2014Loved it!Cjoy - Selden, NY35/21/2014I enjoyed the blending of the varietals but the more I refilled,the more astringent it became to my palate. I definitely do not prefer sweet, but I found myself liking it less with each sip. I'm not an expert but I feel it was 15% off the mark to what could have been a real winner.Clare Fanelli - National Park, NJ14/22/2014Was not impressed with this Rose. Definitely not worth the cost.53/28/2014This is the best Rose I have ever had!!!Sputerbug - Nacogdoches, TX33/26/2014Can get the same rose wine flavor from other wines that are less expensive .53/25/2014Nice smooth fruity taste. Lingers slightly. Light and refreshing.Related ProductsChateau Sainte Marguerite Rose Grande Reserve has a splash of fresh red fruit bouquet, packed with strawberries and raspberries. Its ...
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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