18 Jun Domaines Ott* “les Domaniers”
wine: Domaines Ott* “les Domaniers”
grapes: 65% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
appellation: Côtes de Provence
Provence’s legendary Domaine Ott was founded in 1912 by Alsatian engineer Marcel Ott. Over the decades the domaine spread to include three estates: Château de Selle, Clos Mireille and Château Romassan. These estates’ beautifully crafted rosés have long been adored by the locals of Provence, but once the Ott rosé became one of the official wines of the Cannes Film Festival the winery rocketed to international stardom. Today, Domaines Ott* is owned by Champagne Louis Roederer, but it is still managed by cousins Christian and Jean-François Ott.
“Les Domaniers” is the most affordable rosé produced by Domaines Ott*. Although the 2014 vintage is not yet rated, past vintage always have fantastic reviews and this rosé is sure to follow suit!
“Brilliant pale pink tones with a copper hue. Intensely fruity (white peaches, pink lady apple and exotic fruits). Fresh and vibrant, with well balanced acidity and mouthfeel, the fruit aromas follow through on the palate. The finishe leaves an enticing impression of exotic suppleness.”
other tasting notes included notes of “cherry pit, cranberry notes, strawberry, watermelon rind and herbal aromas”
Food pairing: picnics, goat cheese, salami, tapenade, grilled fish, niçoise salad, fried or roast chicken, herbed pork tenderloin