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Domaines Ott Château Romassan Cœur de Grain Rosé Bandol 2017

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

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.

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

Vintage Information

Once again, this vintage suffered from very high temperatures and not enough rain. Flowering started in late May in perfect conditions as the emergence of the first bunches was to prove. But, the hot weather, not dissimilar to the heatwave of 2003, immediately set in. The condition of the grapes indicated that the harvest would be early, and it eventually started on 14 August. The harvest volume was down by about 20%, but the grapes were very homogeneous and of impeccable quality. The first tastings indicated that the wines would be very well balanced. The heat persisted, but careful winemaking allowed the wines to preserve their freshness and fruit.

Tasting Note

Pale pink hue with subtle golden tints. The fine, delicate nose has aromas of citrus fruit, vineyard peaches and white flowers. The palate is elegant, dense and silky. This wine exudes delicious aromas of grapefruit and red berries combined with excellent tension and refreshing notes of liquorice that linger on the finish.

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
Mourvèdre 55%
Cinsault 25%
Grenache 20%

Natural Cork
13

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