Mirabeau debuts its first vermouthBy Nicola Carruthers
Provence wine brand Mirabeau has partnered with Vault Vermouth to create a limited edition expression.
Mirabeau has unveiled Rosé Vermouth, described as an ‘aromatic’ apéritif that celebrates botanicals from the south of France.
The 17% ABV expression was made using the surplus stock of Mirabeau’s 2019 Vintage Prét-à-Porter cans of rosé.
The winemaker created its first spirit in January 2020 – Rosé Gin. Grape spirit from Mirabeau’s gin production was used to fortify the vermouth along with a selection of botanicals, including lemon, pink pepper, fig, rose petal and a blend of herbs from Provence.
Founded by restaurateur Dan Joines, London-based Vault Vermouth produces English vermouths for sipping, inspired by trips across Italy, Spain and France.
Maison Mirabeau founder Jeany Cronk said: “We are excited and delighted to be launching our first Rosé Vermouth in collaboration with bartenders’ favourite Vault Vermouth.
“Bringing together our joint love for the apéritif culture and Dan’s savoir faire, we are incredibly proud of this stunning liquid which gives our Prét-à-Porter canettes of rosé a second life in style.
“With the growing trend of the at-home apéritif and the rise of the Negroni, this aromatic vermouth is delicately and perfectly balanced to complement our Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin.”
The limited edition vermouth is recommended mixed with Mirabeau Rosé Gin to make a Martini or Negroni. It can also be served neat over ice or mixed with tonic water.
Joines added: “We’re so proud of the vermouth itself, it’s got a lovely balance and floral palate, and dilutes really well. This vermouth has been created with slightly higher ABV and with more body than our signature ’sipping’ vermouths, so it can be paired with bigger spirits.”
The limited edition Vault x Mirabeau Rosé Vermouth is available to purchase from Mirabeau’s website or online at Vault Vermouth for RRP £32 (US$44) per 750ml.