In the 1930s, Marcel Ott was attracted to an old Provençal property near the coast, overlooking the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea. He acquired the estate and established Clos Mireille, which is located in La Londe Les Maures near the Fort de Brégançon. With all the patience of an amateur, Ott replanted and consolidated the vineyards, cleverly using the soil enclosed between the spray of the sea and the dry air of the inland hills, which had previously been home to mulberries, olive trees, and umbrella pines. Close to an old structure built by the Benedictines in the 18th century, the vines soon started producing exceptional grapes bursting with flavor and nourished by the sea and the sun.
At Clos Mireille, the average age of the vines is 16 years. The soil is composed of shale. The estate’s location by the shores of the Mediterranean at the foot of the hills is unusual, and the character of its wines is even more exceptional in that the clay soil on this ancient rocky outcrop contains no limestone. The broad, sea-facing façade also gives Clos Mireille wines their inimitable character. The microclimate and the sea spray create the perfect conditions for producing subtle and distinctive wines.
La Londe Les Maures
420 acres, of which only 125 acres are in production
Tasting room and wine shop on site, open weekdays year round, except national holidays