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Champagne Fleur de Miraval

Champagne Fleur de Miraval

Champagne Fleur de Miraval on Champagne Pierre Pétersi ja Château Miravali uus ühisprojekt. Château Miraval on Brad Pitti, Angelina Jolie ning Perrini perekonna (Château de Beaucastel) ühisettevõte. Perrinide pere, kuuendat põlvkonda Rhône oru tipptootjad, vastutavad Miravalis kogu töö eest veiniaias, keldris ning globaalse distributsiooni eest. Champagne Pierre Péters on samuti kuuenda põlvkonna šampanjatootja, täna juhib maja Rodolphe Peters, pere on Le Mesnil-sur-Oger'is ainult oma aedadest šampanjat valmistanud juba 1919. aastast alates.

Petersi perele kuulub 19 hektarit veiniaedu, millest 16 hektarit on grand cru aiad. Rodolphe Pétersit peetakse üheks šampanjamaailma parimaks Blanc de Blancs eksperdiks. Rodolphe Péters ja Perrinid on pikka aega sõbrad olnud ning siit sündiski idee kasutada mõlema osapoole teadmisi uue ühise projekti loomiseks.

"With Miraval, we strove for the highest quality possible for a Rosé. Then, with Muse de Miraval, we took the concept a stage further using the same care and attention that would be required for a Grand Cru designed for cellaring. Brad Pitt, who has always been incredibly involved and has shown himself to be a total perfectionist in everything he undertakes, had been talking about the idea of making an exceptional Rosé Champagne since the very beginning of our collaboration. We have been working on this project for five years now. 

This project is, first and foremost, an artistic venture, because producing fine wines is a form of artistic creation. We have known Rodolphe Péters for many, many years and, like him, we are passionate about the great wines of the world. Yet, each time we've met to taste fine, vintage Rosé Champagnes, we've come to the same conclusion: We love the aromas that these great Champagnes develop with age, especially when they lean towards Chardonnay, but we often also find heavy and sometimes ponderous aromatic notes from the red wine which create an overall conflict with the harmony and nobility. This is why we wanted to create a different kind of Rosé Champagne, one made by blending mature Chardonnay grapes with young Pinot Noir grapes. Something a little different and something a little better...."-- Marc Perrin

"We very quickly agreed that we wanted to make just Rosé, but it had to be a Rosé that represented who we are - an exceptional Rosé that had never been produced before. For our Rosé, we wanted to use the saignée method, a technique the Perrins use for their still wines, and one that I have also perfected for one of my Champagnes. As a result, I have brought to the project my experience not only of the saignée method but also my knowledge and understanding of the fundamental process of blending, yet, at the same time, never overlooking the key point that the structure of this Champagne must capture all that is best in the great Blanc de Blancs.

"We wanted to focus on the complexity of fully ripe Chardonnay, of brioche and butter, while at the same time giving the Champagne a lift it by combining it with a young Pinot Noir. There was no question of choosing a Pinot Noir that was too opulent or vinous. It needed to add tension, vivacity and freshness, as well as color. That's why we chose our Pinot Noir from the village of Vertus, also located in the Côte des Blancs." - Rodolphe Péters

Champagne Fleur de Miraval on valmistatud 75% Chardonnay ja 25% Pinot Noir viinamarjadest, mis tulevad eksklusiivselt Rodolphe Pétersi veiniaedadest. Chardonnay tuleb erinevatest Côte des Blancs'is asuvatest Grand Cru aedadest (Cramant, Mesnil jne) ja Pinot Noir tuleb Vertuse külast, mis asub samuti Côte des Blancs'is.

Esimese Fleur de Miraval'i baas-aastakäiguks on 2016, lisaks kasutatakse ka mitmeid reserve veine, Rodolphe Péters on tuntud oma "solera" meetodi rakendamise poolest, seega antud väljaande puhul pärineb vanim Chardonnay 2007. aastakäigust. Fleur de Miraval on valmistatud rosé de saignée meetodil, sama meetodit rakendatakse osaliselt ka rosé veinide valmistamiseks Miravalis. Fleur de Miraval küpseb Le Mesnil-sur-Oger's asuvates veinikeldrites pudelis settega kontaktis minimaalselt 36 kuud, dosage on 4.5 grammi liitri kohta.

Valmistatud 19,600 pudelit. Pudelid on kaetud spetsiaalise musta lakiga, et kaitsta veini UV-kiirguse eest. Saadaval väga limiteeritud koguses!