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Mirabeau en Provence bottling line label photo

Our new vintage of Mirabeau 2012 Rosé being bottled

The bottling line we use for Mirabeau meets the highest quality standards. It is certified BRC 6th version (A level) and IFS (higher level). With so many potential problems with bottling we wanted to use the best facility in the region. It’s a critical stage in the winemaking process and we want to ensure that Mirabeau reaches you in […]

Kendall and Stephen discussing wine closures

Stephen talks to Kendall Harris about wine closures

“We can put a man on the moon but we haven’t yet worked out how to close a bottle of wine properly” sums it up. The jury is still out on this subject, even though we’ve been making wine for thousands of years. Here Stephen talks to TV journalist and wine blogger Kendall Harris (Wine2Three) […]

Mirabeau rouge

First labelling of Mirabeau red

We’re really proud of this red. We’ve blended old vine grenache and syrah grapes that have been aged for years in huge oak barrels (foudres) – which mean this is probably one of the smoothest wines you’ll taste all year! Everyone who has tried it loves it and here you can witness the first bottles […]

BIB

Bag-in-Box production

Bag-in-Box (or BIBs as they are referred to in France) remain popular for everyday wines and here’s a one-minute film on how they get put together.

First bottling shot

First bottling of Mirabeau!

Finally (after a two month delay) we have bottled the first Mirabeau Cotes de Provence Rosé. A 6am start after a sleepless night meant a tiring morning, but all went well in the end. See the film of the bottling line and the first ever case to roll-of it (which goes to our competition winner!).

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A mobile bottling unit in action

Most wineries can’t afford to invest in their own bottling facilities and so they arrange mobile units to visit them. These trailers are generally dropped off at the winery for as long as necessary and are regarded as the most efficient and hygienic way to bottle wines (if you don’t have a fancy, modern facility […]

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Capsules arrive (in the right colour at last)!

Having had to wait an agonising 8 weeks to sort out a new supplier and get delivery, we finally received the capsules in the right colour today. We also transported the wine from the winery to the bottling line and we are all ready to go for the bottling on Thursday (6am start!). Yipee!