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2004 Domaine Ott Les Domaniers de Puits Mouret Côtes de Provence Rosé

05-Jul-2007
 
 

 
I originally opened this wine thinking that it would go well with the Thai Mussels. I had planned to make the mussels later that evening and so decided to open the wine in the afternoon for a little glass to sip on the deck in the heat of the afternoon.  I chilled it and then poured a glass. 
 
As you can see, the color is beautiful!  It’s a deep, clear salmon with golden highlights.  When chilled there’s not a huge nose but there are elements of strawberry and maybe a little citrus.  But the taste – the taste is wonderful!  This rosé is all that a rosé should be –  hints of fruits, but dry almost minerally, light, refreshing and it lingers on.  This is one of my favorite roses that I’ve tasted. I also love the shape of the bottle! It’s one of my "leftovers" from last year and I’ll need to see if I can find more for this year.  
 
Well, as sometimes happens, my day ran later than first planned – perhaps due to that enjoyable interlude on the deck – and so I didn’t get around to making the mussels on the day I opened this wine.  Instead, I sipped another glass or so a bit later in the evening and finished it while I was preparing the mussels the next night.  I still think it would have been great with the mussels, however.  Once I find a new bottle I’ll have to check that out…  
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4 Comments
  1. Paula permalink
    05-Jul-2007 1:15 pm

    Oh, I was just waiting for you to say you ended up finishing the bottle before you made dinner because it was so good and you couldn\’t stop drinking it.  ;)  I will have to keep my eye out for this one.

  2. Culinary permalink
    05-Jul-2007 4:02 pm

    :-)  That has happened before but not this time – mainly only because I knew I had a really tough work day the following day and wanted to be on my toes! ;-)  I originally bought it at Esquin (http://esquin.com/) and so I\’m going to check back there – maybe this weekend and I\’ll let you know if I find it.

  3. Brenda permalink
    10-Aug-2007 4:56 pm

    Superv photos 

  4. Culinary permalink
    10-Aug-2007 10:05 pm

    Thanks, Brenda!  

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