In a village in Provence, Château Miraval is surrounded by ancient woods, olive trees and vineyards.The olive groves sit high above old stone walled terraces dating back to Roman times. Organic farming and cultivation practices result in well-aerated, porous soil with a deep root system to exploit the uniqueness of the terroir. The sweet, peppery oil has notes of almond, hazelnut, and artichoke, with aromas of freshly cut grass and a spicy finish.
A smooth and velvety oil, with notes of almond, hazelnut and artichoke on the nose. The palate is pungent and peppery with flavours of freshly cut grass. The finish is long, succulent and spicy with a mild astringency, giving it beautiful balance.
The historic region of Provence sits along the Mediterranean coast of France and is blessed with the perfect climate for growing grapes. It is best known for the quality and quantity of rosé wines which account for over 80% of the regions wine production. Wine has been made in this region for over 2600 years and throughout the regions history wine-making and viticulture have been influenced by the cultures that have passed through – ancient Greeks, Romans and Gauls to name a few – and these cultures are responsible for introducing a large variety of grapes to the area. Provence has 8 major wine regions with AOC designations - the Côtes de Provence and the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence being the two main regions but other well-known regions are Cassis, Bandol, Bellet and Palette. The main grape varieties used in the region are Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc and Rhône varietals such as Clairette, Marsanne, Rousssanne and Grenache Blanc for white wines and Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault for red and rosé wine production.
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