Miraval

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. Miraval sits at the foot of Via Aurelia - an extensive route built to facilitate Roman expansion in the 3rd century BC - representing centuries of history. Following Celtic settlement and Roman occupation, the property served as host to monastic practice and as home to members of the French Court, appearing in the Registry of Noble Houses in the 14th Century.

At an altitude of 350 meters the vines are privileged to enjoy warm, sunny days and cool nights, brining freshness and balance to the wines. The natural clay and chalk soils are important in retaining vital water supply while at the same time draining excess water, contributing to healthy grape maturation.

In 1970, the well-known jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier took ownership of Miraval, turning it into a recording studio - Le Studio de Miraval. There, a number of famous musicians like Pink Floyd, Sting, Sade, The Cranberries and The Gipsy Kings came to record music. Today, Miraval is a summer residence of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have given impetus to the heart of the estate as a place dedicated to the arts - music, cinema, theatre, local food and fine wine.

The domaine consists of 400 hectares (1000 acres) of which 30 hectares on the valley floor are devoted to vines. The château, in a modest vernacular style, has thirty-five rooms, a spa, Jacuzzi, twin gyms and an indoor pool. It is surrounded by gardens with a moat, fountains, ancient aqueducts, a pond and a chapel.

 

Website

miraval-provence.com/en/

Address

83570 Correns, Miraval France

Country

France

Region

Provence

Appellation

Coteau Varois en Provence, Côtes de Provence


Wines from this Winery


Miraval Rosé Half

The 2018 vintage is a ray of Provencal sunshine, thanks to the region’s particularly generous climate and nature. The rains at the beginning of the season meant the vines were well-prepared and grew healthily in the spring. This is an exacting time during which we need to be constantly in the vineyard, keeping an eye on things, and the work is painstaking and meticulous. The warm and sunny summer we then enjoyed in Provence enabled the grapes to mature perfectly and harvesting conditions were ideal. This 2018 vintage is a rich one indeed, full of fruit and a fine freshness. SITUATION : Issued from the Chateaus' best parcels (Muriers, Longue, Romarin), as well as from a selection of vineyards close to the village of Correns, just north of Brignoles in the heart of Provence. TERROIR : Clay & Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day. Destemming: Pressurage direct for Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle. The Syrah is vinifies partially using the "saignee" method.  Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (95%) and in barrels (5%) with batonnage. TASTING NOTES: Pretty petal pink colour with shiny undertones. This 2018 vintage instantly reminds of Provence with its beautiful aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers. Airy and balanced, it delicately combines great freshness and complexity, and develops saline and mineral notes. Its long and intense finish is the signature of a rosé with incomparable elegance.    

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¥2,100
Miraval Studio by Miraval

The name chosen by the proprietors, STUDIO by Miraval, is full of meaning. When jazz musician Jacques Loussier owned the estate in 1977, he added a recording studio. It is still there, just above the wine cellar. A succession of international artists such as Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Sade followed. Turning their backs on the famous studios of London or elsewhere, they chose to record in Miraval partly because of the quality of the sound but also for the inspiration they found in this spot – an inspiration the current owners firmly intend to preserve. From March 5, you’ll be able to hold the spirit of the French Riviera in your own hands, with STUDIO by Miraval. This new rosé will be the common thread linking a location, a legend, a legacy, and, above all, a love of art. It is a homage to this legendary recording studio, an ode to the sublime Mediterranean and its incomparable “art de vivre”, and a spotlight on the grape varieties of the Côte d'Azur through its subtle blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, and, above all, that iconic maritime grape, ibouren. From March 5 all this will be captured in this new expression of a non-conformist and laid-back rosé dreamt up ‘by Miraval’.

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¥2,500
Miraval Rosé

The 2018 vintage is a ray of Provencal sunshine, thanks to the region’s particularly generous climate and nature. The rains at the beginning of the season meant the vines were well-prepared and grew healthily in the spring. This is an exacting time during which we need to be constantly in the vineyard, keeping an eye on things, and the work is painstaking and meticulous. The warm and sunny summer we then enjoyed in Provence enabled the grapes to mature perfectly and harvesting conditions were ideal. This 2018 vintage is a rich one indeed, full of fruit and a fine freshness. SITUATION : Issued from the Chateaus' best parcels (Muriers, Longue, Romarin), as well as from a selection of vineyards close to the village of Correns, just north of Brignoles in the heart of Provence. TERROIR : Clay & Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day. Destemming: Pressurage direct for Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle. The Syrah is vinifies partially using the "saignee" method.  Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (95%) and in barrels (5%) with batonnage. TASTING NOTES: Pretty petal pink colour with shiny undertones. This 2018 vintage instantly reminds of Provence with its beautiful aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers. Airy and balanced, it delicately combines great freshness and complexity, and develops saline and mineral notes. Its long and intense finish is the signature of a rosé with incomparable elegance.    

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¥3,400
Miraval Rosé Giftbox

The 2018 vintage is a ray of Provencal sunshine, thanks to the region’s particularly generous climate and nature. The rains at the beginning of the season meant the vines were well-prepared and grew healthily in the spring. This is an exacting time during which we need to be constantly in the vineyard, keeping an eye on things, and the work is painstaking and meticulous. The warm and sunny summer we then enjoyed in Provence enabled the grapes to mature perfectly and harvesting conditions were ideal. This 2018 vintage is a rich one indeed, full of fruit and a fine freshness. SITUATION : Issued from the Chateaus' best parcels (Muriers, Longue, Romarin), as well as from a selection of vineyards close to the village of Correns, just north of Brignoles in the heart of Provence. TERROIR : Clay & Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day. Destemming: Pressurage direct for Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle. The Syrah is vinifies partially using the "saignee" method.  Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (95%) and in barrels (5%) with batonnage. TASTING NOTES: Pretty petal pink colour with shiny undertones. This 2018 vintage instantly reminds of Provence with its beautiful aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers. Airy and balanced, it delicately combines great freshness and complexity, and develops saline and mineral notes. Its long and intense finish is the signature of a rosé with incomparable elegance.    

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¥3,600
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Miraval Blanc (Côteaux Varois en Provence)

Issued from the domains parcels of “Terre Blanche”, the variety Rolle shows here it’s entire aromatic range, richness and softness. It benefits from the height of the vineyards, which confer a real freshness and elegance to the wine. Harvested at optimal maturity, this exceptional cuvee reveals the splendour of the Rolle variety, which is grown here on its terroir of predilection. The vinification is partially made in oak casks with batonnage. ■ Grape Variety Rolle 95%、Grenache Blanc 5%

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¥4,200
Miraval Blanc (Côtes de Provence)

Chateau Miraval is one of the only estates in Provence to have its own private valley on the Commune of Correns to the north of Brignoles. The vineyard covers two appellations: Coteaux Varois en Provence (at the north-west) and Côtes de Provence (at the East of the estate).The vineyard is planted on a gentle slope (between 5% and 9%) on clay and limestone soils. The sub-soils are known as Keuper marl. This particular clay is known to have a low internal surface area and is particularly adapted to great white varietals. This wine is issued from the Château’s best parcels and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of the appellation. Issued from the domains parcels of “Terre Blanche”, the variety Rolle shows here it’s entire aromatic range, richness and softness. It benefits from the height of the vineyards, which confer a real freshness and elegance to the wine. Harvested at optimal maturity, this exceptional cuvee reveals the splendour of the Rolle variety, which is grown here on its terroir of predilection. The vinification is partially made in oak casks with batonnage. ■ Grape Variety Rolle 100%

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¥4,600
Miraval Rouge

Miraval Red is made from a blend of Terroirs of incredible geological diversity; clay-limestone soils (from Bathonian and Bajocian ages), dolomite (Hettangian age) and shale. This geological diversity gives Syrah an unusual complexity as well as subtle and elegant differences. On these high altitude vineyards, Syrah will develop a distinctive Northern style, supported by Grenache for its texture and its tactile character. Mainly Syrah , supported by Grenache and Cinsault

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¥4,600