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Domaines Ott Château Romassan Cœur de Grain Rosé Bandol 2013

Producer Information

Domaines Ott was founded in 1912 by Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace who dreamed of establishing a great wine estate near the Mediterranean. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer and produce some of the world’s most prestigious wines, but particularly rosé wines, made at distinctively different estates in Bandol and Côtes de Provence appellations.

Vineyards

This estate is located in the west of the Var département, in the heart of the famous winegrowing area of Bandol. Mourvèdre is the estate’s major grape variety.  The soil is poor, composed of limestone, sandstone and Upper Cretaceous marine shale. The sea air from the Bay of Bandol compensates for the terroir’s acidity and low rainfall.

Winemaking

The grapes are all hand picked and go through a stringent selective sorting, followed by an extremely delicate pressing process. Fermentation is done in thermo-regulated vats followed by ageing in oak casks for six to eight months.

Tasting Note

Very pale salmon pink. Charming delicate scent of light red fruits with a hint of spiciness. Silky textured palate giving complexity and delicacy through to the finish. Dry but sweet toned aftertaste.

Food Pairing

All Mediterranean cuisine. Roasted vegetables, cured meats, sushi, and gently spiced Asian dishes.

Serving Suggestion

Best served at 10°-12°C.

AOC Bandol
58% Mourvèdre
32% Cinsault
10% Grenache

Natural cork
13.5%

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