2019 Clos Mireille Rosé Domaines Ott Provence France 6x75cl Case

Category: 13%, 14%, cinsault, france, grenache, mourvedre, Provence, rose

Arriving Mid May

In the 1930s, Marcel Ott fell in love with a very old property, right on the coast by the intense blue of the Mediterranean. Clos Mireille overlooks the sea at La Londe Les Maures, near the Fort of Brégançon. With all the patience of a passionate amateur, Ott replanted and consolidated the vineyards, which were cooled by the sea’s spray, warmed by the dry hillside air, on land reclaimed from mulberry, olive and umbrella pines. Close to the edifice built by Benedictine monks in the 18th century, the vines soon started producing exceptional grapes bursting with flavour and nourished by both sea and sun.

At Clos Mireille, the average age of the vines is sixteen years old. The soil is composed of schists. Planted on foothills on the shores of the Mediterranean, the vineyard’s location is unusual. The character of the wines is made even more exceptional in that the clay soil on this ancient rocky outcrop contains no limestone. Its broad sea-facing orientation gives Clos Mireille wines their inimitable character. The microclimate and sea spray create perfect conditions for producing subtle and distinctive wines.

Lovely very pale salmon in colour, the nose is deliciously complex with notes of citrus, nectarine and creamy white peach notes.  On the palate, this is beautifully elegant, refined with fabulous crisp, silky fruit balanced by a lovely mineral underlined finish, giving this wine a tremendous sense of definition.  A truly great wine.

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