Is the estate certified organic?
Yes, Chateau Miraval vineyards have been cultivated organically for many years and are certified organic.
Are the wines certified organic?
No. Since the 2012 vintage, we made the decision not to claim an organic status for the wines for two reasons:
– In order to maximize quality, we want to have the flexibility to blend the grapes of the Estate with top quality grapes sourced from other vineyards which are not necessarily certified organic.
– We use a stabilization method (stabilisation tartrique membranaire) which is not homologated as organic in Europe (but is in the USA).
Are the wines 100% estate grown?
No. As mentioned above, we want to have the flexibility to blend the grapes of the Estate with other top quality grapes sourced from vineyards that we can not find on the Estate.
Where are the wines bottled?
The wines are bottled at the Famille Perrin winery where we have installed a state-of-the-art bottling line, which enables us to perfectly control the level of dissolved oxygen added during the bottling – a key qualitative parameter for rosé wines in particular.
Which appellations are produced?
The estate covers more than 600 hectares.
We produce one rosé wine (AOC Côtes de Provence), two white wines (AOC Côtes de Provence and AOC Côteaux Varois en Provence) and one red wine (Vin de France).
Is the bottle engraved?
Yes. Starting with the 2014 vintage, and in order to avoid the risk of counterfeit wines, we engraved the bottle for the rosé.
Do you plant new vineyards?
Yes. Over the last three years, we have conducted several geological studies on the estate which have revealed some outstanding parcels, some of which are outside of the AOC boundaries. We plan to plant these parcels in the future.
Is the Estate open to the public?
No. But all the wines are available in the Famille Perrin tasting room in Aix en Provence (Haut du Cours Mirabeau, 1 place Forbin).