2019 Domaines Ott, Ch Romassan Rosé, Coeur de Grain, Bandol

Tasting Notes

A beautifully clear, pale peach hue and a fresh, fruity nose. The aromas evolve towards notes of apricot and grapefruit. The wine opens up with delicate spicy and citrus notes intertwined with aromas of white stone fruits. The palate is fresh, appetising, complex and characterised by its well-defined structure. A refreshing touch of acidity on the finish creates lovely breadth and delightful lingering flavours. Mourvèdre 60%, Cinsault 25%, Grenache 15%

Vineyard Information

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 three wineries (Clos Mireille, Ch Romasson and Ch de Selle) 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.

Château Romassan was purcased by the Ott family in 1956 and over time has been entirely replanted, the small one- and two-hectare plots were reorganized and levelled to create both espalier and terraced vineyards. The lovely eighteenth-century Chateau that overlooks the estate has also been completely renovated.

Located in the heart of the famous winegrowing region of Bandol, Mourvèdre is the estate's major grape variety. Indigenous to the area, it is particularly suited to the arid climate and sparse soil. Mourvedre produces robust wines that have great lenght on the palate and great longevity in the wine cellar. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are also grown in smaller quantities. The vines have an average age of 25 across the 70 hectares that are planted. The estate's distinctive soils are composed of limestone, sandstone and marl and sustained by gravel.

This unique soil, together with a sun-drenched and particularly dry microclimate, produces elaborate and very powerful wines that are suitable for laying down.

Colour Rosé Origin France
Region Rosé ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2024
Special occasion, Fine Wine