Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Coeur de Grain Rosé (2013)

TypeRosé
OriginFrance - Provence
Year2013
SizeStandard
Price£29.50
Web Linkwww.domaines-ott.com
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Product information: Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Coeur de Grain Rosé is arguably the best Rosé wine from Provence and is certainly one of the top Rosé wines in the world. Domaine Ott was established in 1912 by Marcel Ott, an Alsacien who dreamed of creating a great wine estate by the Mediterranean. The estate continued to be family-owned until it was bought out by Champagne Louis Roederer in 2004. Domaines Ott consists of three different estates in the Bandol and Cotes de Provence ACs and produces some of the most prestigious wines in the world, however, it is Rosé that the estate is arguably most famous for. Today the estate is represented by Christian and Francois Ott and comprises Chateau de Selle and Clos Mireille in the Côtes de Provence appellation and Chateau Romassan in Bandol. Clos Mireille is a 41 hectare estate, acquired by the Ott family in 1935 and completely remodelled and replanted in the late 1930s. The estate is located on the seafront and has a mix of shale and clay soils. The microclimate and the sea spray provide highly favourable grape-growing conditions. Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Coeur de Grain Rosé 2012 is a blend of 65% Grenache, 22% Cinsault and 13% Syrah. It is produced using the saignée method. The grapes are hand-picked and there is careful bunch sorting followed by a very gentle pressing and maturation in oak barrels and vats for 6 to 8 months.