Mira is the creation of Chateau Ferry Lacombe, which was founded by the Ferry family in 1442. Now, that's what I call history! The winery is in the Provence region of France, just south of the Cotes du Rhone, and shares many of the same grapes with its northern neighbor.
The property consists of 240 acres, with 150 acres devoted to vines. There is little argument that this is one of the greatest areas for Rose wines in the world. Provence and Rose are nearly synonymous. And in almost every case, the grape of choice is Grenache. There's no exception here.
Being closer to the ocean, Provence can get noticeably cooler and wetter than the Rhone. Fortunately, Mother Nature provided a sharp, speedy wind - called the Mistral - that runs through the vineyards both day and night, protecting the vines from mold and mildew. Thanks, Mom!
As a result, the grapes come into the winery in perfect condition. They are harvested at night when it's the coolest, ensuring that spontaneous fermentation very rarely occurs.
The grapes are sorted so that only the best are fermented. Fermentation then takes place at very cold temperatures to assure maximum flavor and presence.
The result is an amazing amalgam of fresh peach, apricot, rose petals and candy apple that swirl in your mouth, leading you onward to the next delicious sip.
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