We are delighted to announce our new baby, Mirabeau Rosé Gin, a sophisticated dry gin with a category redefining spirit, created by our ‘Ginius’ Alex Ignatieff.
Our Rosé Gin is made with the beautifully scented grape alcohol extracted during the dealcoholisation process when making our lower alcohol and vegan rosé, Forever Summer. Together with the chosen botanicals, this small batch gin stands out in the growing pink gin category.
Unlike many of its counterparts, Mirabeau Rosé Gin is a true gin with juniper being a dominant component. The delicate signature flavours come from traditional distillation with no need for sugary additions.
Inspired by the abundance of botanicals growing wild on our wine estate near Saint Tropez, and living in an area steeped in the history of world-famous perfume trade, we set out on a new journey to create a truly unique and original gin.
Mirabeau has used grape-spirit as its base, with its award-winning Classic Provence Rosé as an element in the distillate. Botanical ingredients, precious to any Grasse Perfumer, add further aromatic layers and delicious complexity. The result is a pale pink gin, with a unique style, bringing a burst of Riviera aromas to captivate the increasing numbers of gin lovers worldwide.
We are distilling in a 2500L copper still, called Lily-Fleur, and distilling about 1500L at a time so we can fit the basket press in (with the botanicals).
The beautiful bottle is Jeany’s design, based on an old perfume flacon with hints of a retro look from the perfume industry. It’s also reminiscent of the 1930s glamour of the French Riviera. On the label, Jeany included a gentle nod to the world-famous ceramic tile industry of Provence.
At its core Mirabeau Rosé Gin is a classic Dry Gin. Mirabeau has used a 100% grape-based neutral spirit which adds roundness and subtle fruitiness to the palate. The addition of some Mirabeau Classic Rosé gives luxurious texture to the finished Gin. Lemons and Coriander add layers of fresh citrus character. Orris and Angelica roots impart floral and earthy tones respectively. Rose Petals, Lavender and Jasmine are used sparingly to bring a variety of floral tones. Finally, Bay, Thyme and Rosemary add a finely balanced herbaceous character to the blend.
The various components bring a softness to a classic core, making this gin round enough to be sipped alone. Mirabeau suggests adding a dry vermouth for the perfect Martini or topping with your favourite tonic. Mirabeau has partnered with Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic to create the signature Mirabeau Rosé Gin and Tonic, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
Mirabeau Rosé Gin is 100% naturally flavoured, gluten free and handcrafted in France. Mirabeau Rosé Gin is launching exclusively with Waitrose & Partners and will be available in January 2020.