The French Riviera conjures up thoughts of turquoise seas, azure skies, rolling lavender fields, scorching sunshine, Breton stripes, big sunglasses and scarves fluttering behind you as you speed along the coast in a convertible. And, of course, the pale salmon hue of Domaines Ott’s iconic Clos Mireille Rosé, condensation beading on the glass.
Farmed following organic principles, Domaines Ott’s vineyards stretch down to the beach. The wines display a sea breeze freshness and an ethereal beauty comparable only to Grace Kelly. The benchmark for Provence rosé – or any rose for that matter – in any vintage, this is no exception, displaying immense finesse and minerality.
When serving, sunshine is obligatory. In terms of food pairing, think poached salmon, grilled seafood, salads, quiche and raw dishes, but this is super versatile and adds a splash of summer to absolutely anything.