Review: 2018 Studio by Miraval Rose IGP

Review: 2018 Studio by Miraval Rose IGP

My wife had to remind me that Miraval wasn’t just a storied winery in Provence, it was also one with pop culture cred, being owned in part by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. (No idea how well that’s working now that they’ve split up.)

Today the expression of Miraval you’re most likely to encounter is this one, Studio, a rose made from cinsault, grenache, rolle, and tibouren grapes sourced from all over the region. Technically it carries an IGP designation.

And how is it? The wine is floral on the nose, but doughy, with notes of sugar cookies and churros. Mild acidity helps to lift things out of sugar-‘n’-flowers territory, but ultimately the notes of buttercups, honey-laced tea, and orange blossoms persevere. All in all, it’s an iconic expression of Provence… and perfectly approachable on a hot day.

B+ / $22 / vineyardbrands.com 

2018 Studio by Miraval Rose IGP

$22
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

6 Comments

  1. Linda Gilmore on January 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    This was my first bottle of this particular brand; My question is how the H*ll do you open this without pliers?! Seriously!? Last one regardless of the taste.

  2. Victoria Rodriguez on April 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Same question.

  3. Lina Chan on June 18, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Same question. I was hoping there is an answer by now.

  4. Heidi Hutson on June 23, 2020 at 8:43 am

    The bottle I served 2 nights ago had a twist top.

  5. Beth Braughn on February 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    This my 4th day trying to open a bottle and along the way I have cut up my fingers trying to get the foil off, I have tried hot water, using a wine bottle opener and poked a hole through the top doing that, I will try the pliers, thanks.

    • Anonymous on June 20, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      It’s a screw cap, no need to remove “foil”



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