Mirabeau Belle Année Rosé launches at Tesco
British backed Provence producer Mirabeau has launched its 2020 Belle Année Rosé at 780 Tesco stores across the UK, in the estate’s widest distribution deal to date.
Priced at £9.99 at bottle, the pale pink, which forms part of Mirabeau’s Atelier range, has gone into 780 Tesco stores nationwide, including Metro, Express, Superstore and Extra.
Since launching last year, Belle Année has scooped a Gold medal in db’s Global Rosé Masters 2020, and was also named the best rosé for under £10 by db.
The “dry yet aromatic” Vin de France, which is sourced from a wider geographical area than Mirabeau’s core range, boasts notes of “strawberries, grapefruit, orange peel and roses” and has “a refreshing finish” with “fresh and vibrant” flavours of “lemon and apricot” on the palate according to Mirabeau.
The estate recommends pairing the rosé with both sweet and savoury dishes, including roast chicken with an orange salad.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Tesco to launch our accessible Belle Année Rosé in the UK’s largest retailer. Having already won the best rosé for it’s price category in last year’s Rosé Masters, this charming pale pink is the perfect addition to our already versatile range.
“Belle Année allows us to dream of the sun, bright blue skies and the better times ahead of us and I’m sure will be a success among Tesco customers,” said Mirabeau’s founder, Stephen Cronk.
A wine buyer for Tesco added: “We are really excited to be launching Mirabeau Belle Année. With the increasing growth in the category and demand from customers seeking high quality wines at great value, Mirabeau’s Belle Année Rosé, with its beautiful packaging, dry palate, pale pink hue and attractive taste profile will be sure to stand out from the crowd.”
Mirabeau was founded by British couple Stephen and Jeany Cronk in 2010, who upped sticks from the UK for a sunnier life in southern France.
The pair recently acquired a vineyard in conversion to organic farming in the nature reserve on the foothills of the Plain of the Maure mountains, close to St Tropez.
In addition to a number of different rosés, the couple also make pink gin using botanicals from the Riviera.