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.
Five years ago we sold our house in London and made our final plans to move to Provence. We had in our mind that one day we could do something very special in the wine world. We weren’t quite sure what or how, but we just felt it. Continue reading
Despite its breezy appeal, rosé can be a vexing vino. I love it on holiday, but back home it can be hard to tell how sweet, fruity, zingy or intense a bottle is before you buy. Continue reading
Robert Parker is undoubtedly the single most influential wine critic on the planet. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale and his newsletter The Wine Advocate, with his particular stylistic preferences and note-taking vocabulary, have become influential in global wine buying and particularly in the US. Continue reading
We are chuffed to bits (is it OK to use that expression?) to announce that Mirabeau Rosé has won a Silver medal in the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)! One of only two Provence rosés to receive a Silver (the highest award given in 2013) we were effectively 1st= in the whole competition! Continue reading
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It’s the on-trade’s answer to the Oscars – and finally the wait is over, with the results finally in for the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) 2013. And Mirabeau is one of the winners! Continue reading
Specialist wine merchant and sommelier Colin Bell reviewed a range of wines from Provence for French Entrée magazine.
French Entrée magazine caters for all Francophiles interests whether it’s magical holiday destinations, property tips or learning about the lifestyle, culture and history of the magnificent country. Written in English, this entertaining and insightful magazine features real life stories, breath-taking photography, guest editorials and exclusive reader competitions.
Writing in her column for the Waitrose Kitchen magazine the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister recommended “whisk[ing] away someone special for an evening of gazing and grazing” – with a bottle of Mirabeau! Continue reading
This is what Helen had to say about Mirabeau in her “Knackered Mothers Wine Club” feature in the Daily Mail’s ‘Femail’ Magazine.
Rosé wine: Mirabeau Cotes de Provence Rosé 2012, £8.99 Waitrose.
Made by the curiously named Stephen Cronk, one of a growing Brit-Pack of winemakers to venture down this way, it is delicously light and fresh. Take a long sniff , you’ll get strawberries up your nose. Very moreish. Food pairings: Tomato salads or cherry tomato tart.
The Guide Hubert is a well recognised French restaurant and wine guide covering the South of France, from Allier to the Ile-de-France. Every year they review thousands of wines and Mirabeau was chosen as one of the top wines from the Cotes de Provence, with a score of 4.5 from a possible 5.
Here’s their tasting note: Pale fuchsia, very bright. Good nose with red fruits, mango, grapefruit and sugar candy. Very fruity on the palate, charming and with good structure and really good balance. Try with barbecued scallops.