How we make Provence Rosé

Inside Wine Video Winemaking

Stephen enlists a little help from some small people to demonstrate how we make Mirabeau Provence rosé wine.

With the exception of many sparkling rosés, most rosé wines are made from red grapes and get their pink color from brief contact with the skins. In the saignée production method, a portion of the red wine juice is removed, or bled, from the skins, then fermented to yield pink wine; the remaining juice is usually made into a more concentrated red wine.

However in Provence, generally the entire crop of grapes is dedicated to the production of pink wine; the finest examples are made by gently pressing on the red grapes to extract colour – and that is what we do with Mirabeau.

Stephen Cronk
The author: Stephen Cronk

I became captivated with the world of wine whilst on a visit to the Barossa Valley during my gap year in Australia. I went on to join a London wine merchant and studied wine for several years before starting my own wine business at 24. I sold the business aged 30 and went into Telecoms for 15 years, during which time I began cooking up the plan to create Mirabeau.

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