The Global Rosé Masters 2020: results and highlights

The world’s best dry, unoaked rosé: Clos Mireille Rosé

Producer: Domaines Ott
Country: France
Region: Côtes de Provence
Grape variety: Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle and Syrah
Vintage: 2018
Residual sugar level: <1
Closure type: Natural cork
Colour: Pale salmon pink
Medal: Master in the Global Rosé Masters 2020
Price: £30-£50

It’s always pleasing to find out at the end of a blind tasting that some of the wines that really wowed you were ones that already have an established reputation because it confirms that such wines are genuinely great. And Domaines Ott’s Clos Mireille Rosé is a brilliant example. A pioneer in top-end, beautifully packaged, expertly crafted Provençal pale pink wine, Domaines Ott is still at the top of the game with this classic and delicious expression. Loaded with peach and pink grapefruit flavours, and a wonderful texture that starts with fresh fruit, moves into a riper, oilier feeling, and finishes with a soft but dry chalky sensation, this is a very fine glass of wine. And, my highest-scoring unoaked pink wine of 2020’s Global Rosé Masters.