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.
The soil is poor, composed of limestone, sandstone,and marine Upper Cretaceous marls. The sea air from the Bay of Bandol compensates for the terroir’s acidity and low rainfall.
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
Pale in colour with salmon inflections. The bouquet is complex, fresh and delicate with notes of citrus, peach and delicate florals. On the palate, this wine is exceptionally fresh and balanced. Expressive, with flavours of grapefruit zest and white peach.
All Mediterranean cuisine. Roasted vegetables, cured meats, sushi, and gently spiced Asian dishes.
Best served at 10°-12°C.
Decanter: 96 Points
Enticingly golden, pink tinged, Mourvedre-based rosé that manages to combine freshness with depth and complexity. Savoury, a lovely touch of white peach balancing a gorgeous creamy texture. All you could want from a rosé. Drink with: carpaccio, beef tartare, lobster spaghetti. (Fiona Beckett)