Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Blanc Côtes de Provence 2020

Producer Information

Domaines Ott was founded in 1912 by Alsatian engineer Marcel Ott. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer, producing some of the world’s most prestigious wines. These wines are made at three distinctively different estates: Château Romassan (Bandol), Clos Mireille and Château de Selle (both Côtes de Provence).

 

Vineyards

Clos Mireille is an ancient terrain distinguished for its 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. Clos Mireille has 124 acres of planted vineyards. The parcels used in the white wine slope down as far as the sea.

Winemaking

The parcels are leveled into espaliers to enable even tilling and planting. The vines are pruned and trained using the double cordon method. The grapes are all picked by hand and go through a stringent selective grape sorting followed by an extremely delicate pressing in vertical presses. Slow (alcoholic and malolactic) fermentation is followed by aging in oak casks. Bottling is done the following spring and then the wine is stored in the cellars for eight to twelve months.

Vintage Information

22020 was another year characterised by particularly mild annual temperatures. The average 800 mm of rainfall was concentrated mainly from October to March. After a very mild winter, budburst was observed in the first fortnight of March. The mild weather at the end of May ensured that the flowering went off perfectly. The emergence of the clusters was uniform in all the vineyards. June brought long hot days. Due to the healthy conditions, the team decided to stop the natural treatments, as well as the ploughing work, to prevent any stress to the vines, which continued along their life cycle, accompanied by hot summer days. Harvest started on Wednesday 12 August to ensure that the 2020 vintage would have perfect balance and freshness.

Tasting Note

Bright pale-yellow hue with a pale green tinge.
This wine reveals intense aromas of lemon, kaffir lime, melon and peach.
Fresh and clean with notes of dried white fruit lifted by marked minerality. The mouthfeel is silky yet refreshingly crisp. A bouquet of white flowers and lemon zest characterise its finish, alongside the saline notes that are so typical of Clos Mireille.

Food Pairing

To be enjoyed with seafood like shellfish, grilled fish and bouillabaisse.

Serving Suggestion

Best served at 10°-12°C.

AOC Côtes de Provence
67% Sémillon
33% Rolle

Natural cork
Yes
Yes

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