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 fresh a state as possible (and without any horse-meat in it).

A little more detail? Okay, I hope you’re sitting down.

This bottling line is certified BRC 6th version (A level). BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies.

It is also certified International Food Standard (IFS) Certification (Higher Level). In order to create a common food safety standard, German food retailers from the HDE (Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels) developed a common audit standard in 2002 called International Food Standard or IFS. The aim of IFS is to create a consistent evaluation system for all companies supplying retailer branded food products with uniform formulations, uniform audit procedures and mutual acceptance of audits, which will create a high level of transparency throughout the supply chain.

Audits against the IFS standard are divided into two levels (Foundation Level and Higher Level). Ours is the Higher Level.

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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