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.
The Clos Mireille terroir, with its vineyards sweeping down towards the Mediterranean Sea, lies in the prestigious La Londe area. It covers 174 hectares classified as a natural reserve.
The 56 hectares of vines are planted on relatively shallow and well-draining, schist and quartz soils and thrive in this climate of Mediterranean sunshine and near-constant breeze.
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.
Once again, the 2022 vintage did not bring much water to the Provençal vineyards.
This was very difficult for the vine and was also a real challenge for the winegrower. Over the course of its history, Domaines Ott* has evolved to cope well in such
conditions. With low rainfall levels up until late June and very high summer temperatures, all of the efforts were focused on keeping the clusters in an environment that was as cool as possible. The long-awaited rainfall did not arrive until the 17th August which was the very first day of harvesting.
All of the grapes were in the cellars by the 29th September.
The expressive and absolutely delicious nose exudes aromas of peach, exotic fruit, redcurrant and cardamom.
The wine is intense and concentrated on entry to the palate. The smooth and full-bodied mid-palate is perfectly balanced by a pleasant acidity with notes of lemon rind. The finish is fresh, mouth-watering and slightly spicy.
All Mediterranean cuisine
Best served at 10°-12°C.
AOC Côtes de Provence