Domaines Ott* By Ott Rosé 2017
EDDIE MCDOUGALL'S TASTING NOTES:
A Provençial Rosé that is a balance of sweet and spicy: flavours of raspberry jujube candies, red gummi bears, and tinned pineapples are laced with gentle white pepper undertones and savoury cinnamon, leading to a juicy and complex coverage across the palate. The depth of flavour lends itself to great fruit persistence and is overall a lively and soft wine.
WHAT THE TEAM HAS TO SAY:
A name that has become synonymous with rosé in the region, it is no surprise that this wine is true to the classic Provence style. Salmon pink appearance on pour and followed by an expressive bouquet of red currant and raspberry. Characteristically smooth with attention to balance. Fruity palate including delicious pomegranate that lingers with a very long finish.
Salmony colour. Citrus nose with a predominance of strawberry. The full-bodied and fresh mouth begins with hints of fresh fruit. A fine balance, full and crisp.
In 1896 after a tour of France’s many vineyards, Marcel Ott, a young graduate in agronomy engineering from Alsace, finally found an estate that inspired him. To set the scene, we are in Provence. The Mediterranean is lapping at the shore a mere stone’s throw away...
In these parts, growing wines is the legacy of ancient times. Alas, a short while before Marcel Ott’s discovery, phylloxera had wreaked havoc on the vines. The land was cheaper but had been replanted too quickly and badly. The wine had lost a great deal of its soul in the vineyard’s reconstruction. Marcel Ott bought several estates and began renovating them with the determined ambition to create great Provencal wines from noble grape varieties.
Today, 120 years later, cousins Jean-François and Christian Ott dedicate their life to their ancestor’s love for the site. In 2004, Domaines Ott* joined Louis Roederer and its fabulous selection of wine craftsmen.