On Tuesday 10th May, Wineservice were invited by Maison Marques et Domaines to the launch of the 2015 vintage of Domaines Ott’s Clos Mireille Rosé. And what better way to celebrate the launch than with a bouillabaisse-making competition – otherwise known as the “Cook-Ott!” Wineservice celebrated a very-close second position when Christophe Renard complained that our orange-zest seasoning was too pungent! A very enjoyable evening was had by all and a special thanks goes to the team from Restaurant Associates who participated in the competition.
We have always delighted in this elegant Provençal wine; ultra-pale, thirst quenching and delicate. Regarded as “the gold-standard of rosé” by the Wall Street Journal, Domaine Ott’s quest to truly portray the beauty of this region is again reflected in this release. This vintage has aromas of candied melon and citrus zest, both fresh and heady. On the palate the immediate expression is energising, like morning dew, with bursts of fruity redcurrant notes. The seductive balance is a vibrant tribute to the Clos Mireille terroir, combining the generosity of precise ripeness with the crisp freshness of summer fruits, such as apricot and peach.
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.