It was an emotional last tasting with Nathalie Longefay, our oenologue, as she looks to move onto a new and exciting adventure in 2021 as head winemaker for Chateau Mascaronne under the new ownership of Michel Reybier, who also owns Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux. After nearly 8 years by our side, we are very sad to see her leave, but also excited for her and her future.
Nathalie has been instrumental to Mirabeau and we are grateful to her for her time, dedication and expertise she has brought to our winemaking over the years. It was also lovely being able to create the style of our domaine wine together with her.
Nathalie has carefully managed the transition and has handed over responsibility to our new oenologue Pablo Laborde, who has recently joined CAP from Moët-Hennessy.
Having started a degree in chemical engineering, Pablo was quickly won over by the wine industry having spent time as part of his summer job working in tourism tasting, talking and visiting winemakers and vineyard in his homeland of Argentina. He soon changed direction and obtained his Technical Diplôme National d’Oenologie.
Having gone on to specialise in Viticulture, his career to date has spanned several continents and some of the best wineries. From assistant winemaker at Château Auzias in Carcassone to spending four years with the Familia Zuccardi in Argentina among the most famous wineries in the country, and working as a consultant in China for Château Auzias. Over the past 4 years working for LVMH working between Argentina and Spain before joining Cabinet d’Agronomic Provençale (CAP) and now Mirabeau, as our winemaker.
2020 Rosé Wine Tasting Notes
With a new year, comes a new vintage and we are excited to be working hard to finalise our bottling of our new vintage and get it ready for you all to be able to enjoy at home and toast to a better year filled with good health and reuniting with friends and family.
We are delighted with the lovely wines we have been able to create at the end of a difficult year and can’t wait to share them with you all. Be sure to let us know what you think!
Maison Mirabeau Range
|Classic Provence Rosé||Grape varieties: 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Cinsault|
Pale peach colour with hints of bright apricot. A classical Côtes de Provence rosé, offering aromas of yellow peach, pear, freesias and strawberries. Layered and neat … read more
|Pure Provence Rosé||Grape varieties: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault|
Brilliant powdery pink colour, with violet reflexes. Clean and expressive, displaying aromas of peach, lychee, passion fruit and flint. Delicious flavours of … read more
|Etoile Provence Rosé||Grape varieties: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah|
Delicate, luminous pale lychee colour with some silver reflexes. A complex rosé with a wide aromatic palette on the nose, whilst being elegant and subtle. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, pear … read more
|Azure Provence Rosé||Grape varieties: 67% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 10% Cinsault|
Pretty like a walk along the Croisette this is an elegant pale peach rosé. Intense and expressive on the nose with notes of pink grapefruit, white peach, and strawberry … read more
|X Provence Rosé||Grape varieties: 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Cinsault|
A visually stunning pale cherry pink colour with fuchsia hints. Bold and fruit forward, X features aromas of pomegranate, lychee, tangerine, apricot and watermelon … read more
Atelier Mirabeau Range
|La Folie Sparkling Rosé||Grape varieties: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah|
Bright, yet pale in colour, with pretty apricot tones. Delicately fruity with citrus hints it offers notes of grapefruit, orange peel, strawberry and roses. … read more
|Belle Année Rosé||Grape varieties: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah|
Bright, yet pale in colour, with pretty apricot tones. Delicately fruity with citrus hints it offers notes of grapefruit, orange peel, strawberry and roses … read more
|Forever Summer Rosé||Grape varieties: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 5% Caladoc|
Delicate pale peach rosé, fresh and vibrant on the nose with notes of peach marmalade, apricot, pink grapefruit and acacia honey … read more
|Prêt-a-Porter Rosé||Grape varieties: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah|
A delicate peach pink colour. It offers fresh fruit aromas to the nose: white peach, strawberry, pears and subtle hints of orange marmalade and roses … read more