A hot and dry winter - leading to an early bud burst - and a cool and rainy spring, with strong frosts, was the start of this 2019 vintage. We had to fight to protect our plots, especially those intended for the Muse cuvée, and attend the vineyard with foliar applications to stimulate the vines. Fortunately, the beautiful hot and dry summer allowed a superb development of the vines. Significant and regular work on the soils after the rain limited water stress until the harvest, which went wonderfully well in mid-September. Quite early for the region, they took place at night or at daybreak to preserve the freshness and incredible purity of the aromas of this vintage. If the quantity is small, the quality is good with wines that promise to be very pure, well balanced and of exceptional delicacy.
Coming from plots on the French Riviera, surrounded by olive trees and pine trees, Studio by Miraval is strongly influenced by the sea sprays and the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea. These salty soils give the wine a unique character and an almost iodized finish.
All the varieties are vinified by direct pressing. The Cinsault and Tibouren in Stainless steel vats. The Grenache & Rolle are partially vinified in tulip-shaped concrete vats with a rounded bottom. This ovoid shape gives rise to a natural convection movement that suspends the lees creating the same effect as a batonnage and gives the wine a lot of structure.
The 2019 Rosé Studio is a pale pink colour with great clarity. The nose is an explosion of freshness with notes of citrus and fresh fruit. Its elegant palate offers plenty acidity with floral and iodized notes supported by grapefruit zest on the finish which brings a little hint of impertinence, typical of Studio.
Cinsault Grenache Rolle Tibouren