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.
Made in Château de Selle’s completely new cellar, part of the winery is exclusively dedicated to making By. Ott. The grapes are hand picked, followed by strict and selective sorting on tables and an extremely delicate pressing process. Slow fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated vats.
A balmy autumn was followed by an equally mild winter.
After enjoying their rest, the vines stirred into life again with a classic budburst in early spring. On the night of 8 April, some of the vines where hit by frost but new buds emerged to bear fruit. The spring was rainy and the start of the flowering was late. The summer was hot, as it has been for almost 10 years, with heatwaves of varying duration and intensity. On 19 August, the grape pickers set to work to harvest the first bunches of Grenache.
Pale gold hue with a light green tinge. Very expressive nose in which exotic fruit notes blend with jasmine and primrose, before revealing notes of mirabelle plum and lemon peel. On the palate, the wine is fresh but with a lovely body. Its tangy character opens up to reveal aromas of mango and passion fruit. The wine lingers on the palate and finishes with a silky and lemony finish.
AOC Côtes de Provence