Domaines Ott was founded in 1912 by Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace who dreamed of establishing a great wine estate near the Mediterranean. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer and produce some of the world’s most prestigious wines, but particularly rosé wines, made at distinctively different estates in Bandol and Côtes de Provence appellations.
This very ancient land is characterised by a combination of schists and clays, and by an absence of limestone. The vineyard’s proximity to the sea explains the inimitable character of the wines produced at Clos Mireille. The microclimate and sea spray create the ideal conditions for the production of extremely rare wines.
The grapes are all hand picked and go through a stringent selective sorting, followed by an extremely delicate pressing process. Fermentation is done in thermo-regulated vats followed by ageing in oak casks for six to eight months.
2016 turned into quite a successful vintage in Provence despite a warm and dry summer.
With its clear, pale peach hue and copper tints, this wine reveals delicate fruity aromas of apricot, white peach and mimosa underpinned by spicy notes of cardamom and vanilla.
The palate offers a fresh, zesty attack and a rich, round mid-palate dominated by aromas of ripe fruit. Notes of candied citrus fruit and white pepper linger on the invigorating finish.
All Mediterranean cuisine - particularly carpaccio and tartars.
Best served at 10°-12°C.
Wine & Spirits Magazine: 91 Points
AOC Côtes de Provence