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Domaines Ott Château Romassan Cœur de Grain Rosé Bandol 2016

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

2016 turned into quite a successful vintage in Provence despite a warm and dry summer.

Tasting Note

Pale pink with rose hip coloured tints. The nose is elegant and delicate with good freshness and vinosity. It initially displays aromas of pomelo which evolve to more complex notes of vine peach, almond and white flowers.

The palate combines finesse and body. It is silky and dense with a taut structure that gives an impression of freshness. Red fruit aromas blend harmoniously with notes of spice to give this wine its elegance and complexity.

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 60%
Cinsault 26%
Grenache 11%
Syrah 3%

Natural Cork
14

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