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Wine of the Weekend

Mirabeau ‘Etoile’ Rosé 2018, Côtes de Provence

We’re taking the expression, ‘Rosé All Day’ to new heights by making it, ‘Rosé All Year’. No, it doesn’t rhyme, but if you follow the Rosé All Day lifestyle, you may have noticed how well rosé continually goes with life: a refreshing sip when you get home, an eternally pair-able wine for the dinner table (or brunch table for that matter), and a party wine that is oh so pretty in pink. Mirabeau Etoile 2018 Rosé is already well-known in wine-savvy parts of the world and we’re finally getting a sip! We’ve upped our budget to grab this bottle – it’s the kind of rosé you go out of your way to find.

Tasting Notes: A blend of Grenache and Cinsault, Mirabeau Etoile Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018 carries solid weight for a rosé wine, making it even better for your holiday table. Ripe raspberry, red currant, mineral and floral notes all greet your nose, as juicy citrus and red berry notes cut a silky path across your palate with power and finesse.

Enjoy With: Canapés and appetizers, roasted poultry (especially with a little cranberry sauce), fish and shellfish dishes, Asian cuisine and soft cheeses. That’s just a few options: feel free to experiment!

Style: A dry, medium-bodied, rosé wine.

Terroir/Region: Côtes de Provence, France is renowned for its rosé wines and Mirabeau Etoile Rosé is one of the reasons why. As one of the driest, sunniest regions in France, many vineyard diseases are less of a concern, making sustainable grape growing easier, Mirabeau Etoile included. Rosé makes up 6 of every 10 bottles from the region, but as widespread as it is, you don’t know rosé until you have tasted Mirabeau.

Producer: Stephen and Jeany Cronk had a serious passion for rosé, so much so that they packed up their family, left London (UK), and headed to Provence to start making it. Their mission was to make world-class rosé, and since their founding in 2010, they have garnered some of the highest awards in wine. Their adventure continues, with Etoile Rosé being one of their crowning achievements.

Availability: Mirabeau Etoile Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018 will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO store on December 7, but a few stores may already have it on the shelf.

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Price: $29.95

LCBO#: #10540

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.9% alc./vol.