We take our winemaking very seriously at Mirabeau and endeavour to make one of the best rosés in Provence. So there’s nothing more gratifying and uplifting than when a professional journalist waxes lyrical about our wines. The quotation above is from one of the top wine critics in the UK, Matthew Jukes.
Likewise when one of the most highly regarded wine critics in the world, Jancis Robinson MW, writes a good tasting note and gives us a great score, it is humbling and edifying and gives us huge confidence, especially as a new, small family wine business in a region full of so many properties making stunning wines.
Below are reviews from wine critics and journalists who have tasted Mirabeau wines.
For the third time this year, Mirabeau has made it into a Top 10 Rosé list, this time from the British national newspaper The Independent. Kate Hilpern writes: Not so long ago, more serious wine drinkers considered rosé as unsophisticated and unworthy. But today, it’s never been more popular, especially in the summer, with rosé now accounting for 11% of all wine sold in British supermarkets. Continue reading
As well as getting a 90 point score from the US wine critic Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and winning a Gold Medal at The Drinks Business Global Rosé Masters this month, the same publication posted their Top 10 Dry Rosés over £10 this week. Continue reading
The Drinks Business is Europe’s leading drinks trade publication and is at the forefront of what is happening in the drinks industry. Their ‘Global Masters’ competitions are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only. And guess what – Mirabeau scored a Gold for Pure and a Silver for Classic! Continue reading
When buying wine for a barbecue, there is a temptation to go for cheap and cheerful. Resist it – especially if you’re planning an al fresco feast.
Whether you’re outdoors or in, good food deserves wine to match, and this week I’ve chosen some robustly flavoured bottles that work wonderfully well with barbecue fare. Continue reading
The family behind Mirabeau wines used to live in Wandsworth and still sell masses online to the locality. I love their top end Pure Mirabeau: a pale pink blend of Grenache and more punchy Syrah with wonderful cherry and raspberry flavourings and a smattering of Vermentino to provide delicacy and a hit of white pepper. It is has good minerality, a hint of garrigue and elegant finesse too. A wine that whispers rather than shouts. Continue reading
Rosé consumption has reached a fever pitch—and rightfully so, as there’s a beautiful ease to its modern elegance and a gentleness in the way it complements many meals. But with the surge in demand, there’s now a market flooded with options, and selecting the right one can become a bewildering process. Thankfully there is Mirabeau Wine Continue reading
Mirabeau Rosé Classic (www.mirabeauwine.com) is much more than what the Daily Mail in the U.K. calls “heart-achingly beautiful.” The wine is a dream come true for owner Stephen Cronk and his family. Available for the first time in the U.S. in two blends—Mirabeau “Classic” Rosé 2013 and its ultra-pale, ultra-elegant big sister Pure Mirabeau Rosé—Stephen’s wines are refreshing aperitifs and pair perfectly with a variety of summer dishes for easy entertaining. Continue reading
“It’s really amazing how people are drinking rose so much,” says Michael Madrigale, head sommelier at New York’s Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud restaurants. “Before, two men sitting at a table would never be caught dead drinking rose and now you see it all the time. The stigma of rose being a wimpy wine and rose being white zinfandel and therefore a bad wine is gone and I think the European attitude has really taken hold.”
Read the full article by Michelle Locke, The Associated Press
Decanter is one of the most popular wine magazines in the world and published in around 90 countries on a monthly basis. The magazine includes industry news, vintage guides and wine recommendations. Decanter also organizes the annual Decanter World Wine Awards (of which Mirabeau has been a previous medal winner). Here is how they described our two 2013 vintage rosés in a recent tasting of 55 of the best from Provence.
Pure Mirabeau gets another recommendation, this time by British wine critic Jamie Goode in the Sunday Express.
James describes it as “pale salmon-pink in colour, this is highly aromatic and packed with juicy cherries and cranberries. With some herbiness to keep things interesting, it’s a delightful wine.” Continue reading