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 90 hectares of vineyards are split between the AOC’s eight communes and planted on marl and limestone soils that are particularly well suited to Mourvèdre. They are characterised of two main climates. The grapes grown in the valley offer fresh, crunchy juice whereas those grown at higher altitudes on the terraced hillsides produce wines with more body and structure.
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.
Once again, the 2022 vintage did not bring much water to the Provençal vineyards.
This was very difficult for the vine and was also a real challenge for the winegrower. Over the course of its history, Domaines Ott* has evolved to cope well in such
conditions. With low rainfall levels up until late June and very high summer temperatures, all of the efforts were focused on keeping the clusters in an environment that was as cool as possible. The long-awaited rainfall did not arrive until the 17th August which was the very first day of harvesting.
All of the grapes were in the cellars by the 29th September.
Light peach hue with a soft sheen.
The nose is richly aromatic and slightly roasted. Notes of grapefruit are followed by those of exotic fruit, lemon and verbena.
The full, round palate reveals aromas that are set off by a subtle touch of liquorice emphasising the character of the wine. The finish is slightly minty and zesty with candied citrus notes.
All Mediterranean cuisine.
Best served at 10°-12°C.