The French Riviera is famous for its beautiful beaches, magnificent countryside and state-of-the-art vineyards.
After the stresses and strains of moving into your holiday home in this idyllic region, we recommend treating yourself to a bottle (or two) or the regions finest wines. This handy guide will take you through the area’s top 3 wines, giving you enough information to hold your own in a conversation with the region’s top wine experts!
Clos Mireille Rose Coeur De Grain 2012
Made from grapes grown in Domaines Ott’s coastal vineyard in Clos Mireille, this soft and fruity rosé is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer’s day.
The wine’s unique character is created by the terrain in which it’s grown. The coastal facing vines are embedded in a soil that’s primarily made up of clay and shale. The vineyard’s microclimate plus the occasional dose of sea spray creates a soft, silky finish.
Grapes are handpicking and must pass a stringent sorting test before being pressed and aged in oak casks for 6-8 months. Combining 70% Grenache grapes with 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah has resulted in a pale pink robe with powerful saffron infused highlights. Notes of white fruits, wild strawberries, citrus fruits and a sprinkle of cardamom combine to make the wine’s powerful flavour.
Château de Bellet AOC Bellet 2011
This highly refined and aromatic wine is created using 70% Folle Noir and 30% Grenache Noir grapes. Sourced from a vineyard located on the Nice hillside, overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean sea, this wine is ruby red is colouring and contains notes of well-ripened and rich fruits such as cherry and hints of aged, melting oak.
Fresh due to the vineyard’s micro-climate which gives the wine’s grape varieties the benefit of generous sunlight, this wine is also known for its balance of harmonious flavours.
Château de Bellet can be appreciated by wine enthusiasts within its youth and its peak (between 2015 and 2018).
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