Bouquet of Tibouren Rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Bouquet of Tibouren Rosés

Tibouren is regarded by many in Provence as the traditional variety for making rosé, unique to the area. Tibouren is a pale-skinned grape, suited to making rosé, as it allows for the fuller fruity character to be developed without extracting lots of colour. An early ripening variety, it seems to …

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@MirabeauWine Wine blending 2015
Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Why blending is so key in Rosé winemaking

People are often surprised that most wines are blends, and even more surprised that even single-grape variety bottles are blends from different tanks. In Provence, it’s the law of our appellation that wines are blends from the local varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. A good …Continue reading here …

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Rose in Provence #VinsdeProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Case of Provençal Rosé

This post was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine blog series, more reason to drink wine. Don’t be mistaken — rosé isn’t a blend of red & white wine. In fact, that concept was completely rejected by regional winemakers upon suggestion in 2009, when the European Commission proposed a change in quality …

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Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rediscovering Forgotten Grapes

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: At the recent Wine Mosaic conference, one of the facts that shocked participants most of all was the fact that the majority of wine is made with only a small percentage of the grape varieties available to us. 70% of French wine production comes …

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Jeany and Stephen Cronk @MirabeauWine #Boutique #WinesofProvence
Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Behind every great dream lies a good spreadsheet!

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine We recently contributed a piece to an online magazine about realising our dreams to become wine producers in Provence and the journalist gave it this very headline. Sounds quite boring I admit, but after talking a lot about all the funny, romantic …

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