(2022) Of Mirabeau's wines I found this one a touch sweeter - certainly that was my perception, though I don't have the analysis - and yet the crisp, zesty finish was very well balanced. Its a zippy and zingy aromatic style, with vivacious crunch of redcurrant, and it represents good value. Note this is a 'Vin de France' not Provence wine, so presumably some of the fruit is sourced from outside of the region.
(2022) From a small estate in Corsica made by a woman winemaker in a family estate. Delicate pale pink, rose-hip and gentle strawberry sherbet, but pure and light. On the palate it is again light and very fresh and nimble, quite dry with its pithy acidity, the red fruit quite subtle.
(2022) For a couple of quid more I'd go for the Etoile I must say; absolutely nothing wrong with this creamy and red berry, raspberry filled wine, but stacked against the Etoile, it is a little harsher in its phenolics and just lacks the delicate prettiness.
(2022) This organic rosé comes from the IGP Méditérranée, an area mostly in Provence but which also extends to parts of the Rhône Valley. It's made by a Provence estate, and is a typical Provence blend of Cinsault, Grenache and the local Tibouren grape. A little more depth to the colour here, and a tooty-fruity bonbon nose. Red berries onto the palate, ripe and rounded, but acidity is good. Ripe and sweeter in style, but most enjoyable.
Tutti-frutti and pear-drop bright aromas for this Languedoc blend of Grenache and Cinsault. On the palate it is refreshing and citrus-zesty, light bodied and watermelon fresh. Simples, arguably a touch dilute? Enjoyable summer sipping.
(2022) I wanted to like the stuff in the bottle more than I did sadly. Created in collaboration with LGBTQ+ charity, Queer Britain, and supporting the nation’s first LGBTQ+ museum which opened in May 2022, the cause is worth support, the wine... It's a Grenache/Sarah blend, with confectionery aromas and, for my palate, just too much residual sugar. I rather wish the wine was more ambitious to match the project, but sadly it's a middle of the road offering that could have been so much more interesting.
(2022) Another homage to Provence fro Paul Mas, this is pale salmon pink and pretty, with confectionery and floral-touched ripe red berry aromas. A pleasant hint of sweetness is subtle and helps cement this wine's sippable, crowd-pleasing credentials.
(2022) Doctor John Forrest has refined a system of natural viticulture that reduces alcohol, including this blend of Pinot Noir and the white wine grapes, Arneis. A strawberry sherbet fruitiness also shows a touch faintness, the palate balancing a tart raspberry fruit with a touch of sweetness. Balanced and perfect for those watching their alcohol intake.
(2022) A pale and rather lovely Provence blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, this is all fragrant, light berries, watercolour paint and a touch of watermelon. The palate is bone dry and wonderfully brisk and racy, the small, firm, red berry fruits running into rosy red apple and lemon acidity thatnisbdecisive without bein
(2022) This relatively pale, peachy-coured wine is from the Chilean outpost of New Zealand's Mud House. It is an u usual blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, small red berries on the nose not showing too much Sauvignon character, though there is a definite zip to the palate that cuts across the ripe berry fruits.