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
|Region||Languedoc & Roussillon, Provence|
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Grapes||Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah|
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.