You may not be able to sip wine at the local café terraces in the town of Aix this summer but we can guarantee that the aromas and flavours of these three delicious, well-crafted rosés will, at least, reignite your Provençal wanderlust. They are all testament to Stephen and Jeany Cronk’s dedication and passion for rosé. Here at Slurp, we will definitely be raising a glass to their “Ten Years in Provence!”.Slurp
It is no exaggeration to say that the success of rosé wine from Provence has been staggering with a meteoric growth in sales in recent years. Consumer perception of rosé wine has completely shifted from unfashionable to chic. It has shaken off its bad reputation caused by the sticky, sweet pink craze of the 1980s and now evokes images of glamorous lifestyles and balmy Mediterranean evenings. And it is Provence rosé that is now considered the paradigm for pale, dry rosé with wine producers worldwide endeavouring to imitate the style.
So that you can also discover what all the fuss is about, we are currently stocking three of our favourite wines in the Mirabeau range, both in-store and online.
Mirabeau Belle Année 2019 is the winery’s entry level blend which celebrates the joie de vivre of life in France. This is a real crowd-pleaser with a refreshing vibrancy, aromas of red summer berries and hints of spice. It’s made mainly from Grenache with some Syrah and Cinsault and pairs beautifully with salads, chicken and fish.
Mirabeau Pure Provence Rosé 2019 is Mirabeau’s flagship rosé which offers a beautiful balance of dry fresh acidity with fruity aromas of citrus, pink grapefruit and summer berries. There are also some delicate, fragrant herbaceous notes reminiscent of the aromas of the Mediterranean scrubland which surrounds the region’s vineyards. This is a wine for the serious rosé drinker. Made from Grenache and Syrah grapes, sourced from some of the highest vineyards in the Côtes de Provence appellation, Mirabeau Pure rosé is ideal to serve as an aperitif or with delicate flavoured foods such as seabass ceviche with pink grapefruit and avocado salad.
Finally, Mirabeau La Folie Sparkling Rosé is charming and fragrant with all of the elements of a beautifully-crafted French rosé but with added sparkle. Its wild strawberry and raspberry flavours are balanced with citrus notes. It is simply “sunshine in a glass” and makes the perfect aperitif for any occasion.