Exploring Domaine Ott Clos Mireille Rosé Wine from Provence
In the 1930’s Marcel Ott discovered and fell in love with a very old property right on the coast of the Mediterranean. The property overlooks the sea at La Londe Les Maures near the Fort of Brégançon. On land reclaimed from mulberry, olive and umbrella pines Ott replanted and consolidated the vineyards.
The average age of the vines at Clos Mireille is sixteen years old. Planted on the foothills of the shores of the Meditteranean, in soil that is composed of schists, makes the vineyard location is unique. The character of the wines is made even more exceptional in that the clay soil on the ancient rocky outcrop contains no limestone. The microclimate consisting of cooling sea spray and warm dry hillside air create perfect conditions for producing subtle and distinctive wines.
Notes on Clos Mireille
The Clos Mireille Rose is a blend of various grapes typical of the Côtes de Provence appellation. Grenache, the majority grape has been chosen for its full-bodied texture, Cinsault for its softness and Syrah for its fruity roundness. The wine is a very pale pink, highlighted, depending on the vintage, with golden, orange and even vermillion tints. Its bouquet reveals fresh fruits of mango and melon punctuated by notes of lemon. On the palate, its freshness develops through citrus aromas around a resolutely mineral core before ending with a subtly persistent finish. It pairs well with seafood and vegetables.