Domaines Ott By.Ott Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017


SKU 03497


This is the most famous producer of Dry Rosé in the world and located in southern France in Provence. Domaine Ott is the quintessential example of Dry Rosé from Provence. Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer with a pioneer spirit, set out to create a wine estate in 1896 and this is considered by many to be the best Dry Rosé in the world. Made from handpicked Cabernet, Grenache and Cinsault grapes, the wine is ultimately aged in oak for 8 months giving it more body and dry extract. Chateau de Selle was acquired in 1912. It is situated on the plateaux of the Var, not far from Le Luc, in the heart of Côtes de Provence country encompassing 110 hectares, including 48 devoted to wine production. The Château was the former dwelling of the Counts of Provence and is a superb 18th-c. country house. The surrounding estate was entirely carved into the rocky land by Marcel Ott, his children and grandchildren.

By.Ott is a new wine from Domaines Ott made in the Chateau de Selle cellar.  The grapes are hand picked, followed by strict and selective sorting followed by an extremely delicate pressing of whole bunches with a super short maceration to produce the beautiful light color.  Slow fermentation then takes place in thermo-regulated vats.  A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, this wine is a lovely way to sample the great Ott* tradition in an accessible, friendly and elegant wine.

Pale and pretty in crystal clear pink with orange undertones the nose is delicate and fruity with notes of white peach and apricot mixed with passion fruit and mango. The taste is full, fresh and crisp with echoes of the fruity aroma amplified by citrus zest and sweet spices like cinnamon and cardamom.

Category Rosé Wine
Country France
Region Provence
Appellation Côtes de Provence
Brand Domaines Ott
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VinousLight bright orange. Lively, mineral-tinged red berry and citrus pith scents and flavors, along with a deeper cherry note. Concentrated yet lithe in character, showing good energy and a touch of honeysuckle on the back half. The mineral note sharpens a long, focused finish that shows appealing sweetness and no rough edges. This wine is made from the estate's young vines in its Côtes de Provence vineyards.

Josh Raynolds, June 1, 2017