Despite differences in language and culture, Stephen and Jeany Cronk’s passion for wine led them to sell their southeast London home and move to the small village of Cotignac in 2009. There, in the famed rosé-making region of southern France, they founded Mirabeau en Provence. Nine years later, their wine has won numerous accolades and is being sold in over 50 markets. But the satisfaction they feel at a job well done can’t compare with the joy of bringing people together with the simple touch of a glass.
The black sheep of the Mirabeau family, the deceptively named Pure Provence Rosé is a seductive blend of Grenache (80%) and Cinsault (20%) that’s reminiscent of the French Riviera. Its delicate aroma of apricot and fresh citrus is followed by the taste of classic summer fruit and fresh grapefruit with a lingeringly soft finish. Complimenting salads, seafood, sushi, vegetarian fare, and picnic snacks, its ideal mate is crisp squid and prawns with avocado and chili dip.