06/07/2014 – Mirabeau, ‘Pure’ Provence Rosé 2013

Mirabeau, ‘Pure’ Provence Rosé 2013, France
Englishman Stephen Cronk makes the Mirabeau wines in Provence, and this lovely wine, a blend of mostly Grenache with a little Syrah and a smidgeon of the white wine grape, Vermentino. It has a pale-medium salmon pink colour with really quite vivid fresh pear and small red berry, reducrrant fruit, clean but juicy and fruity. On the palate it has excellent freshness and vivacity, but again fruit is to the fore, some pomegrante and more red berries, but a wonderful fresh-sliced apple acidity. It’s dry in the finish, but very approachable with that up-front fruit. Really nice done. Watch the video for more details and food matching suggestions. £11.61, The Sampler, also in Tanners, but see all stockists on wine-searcher.