In 1896, after a tour of France’s many vineyards, Marcel Ott, a young graduate in agronomy engineering from Alsace, finally found in Provence an estate that inspired him. A short while before Marcel Ott’s discovery, phylloxera had wreaked havoc on the vines. 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 Christian and Jean-François 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. Christian and Jean-François run three estates: Château de Selle, Clos Mireille and Château Romassan. In their cellars reigns one sovereign wine: the famous “Cœur de Grain” that represents wine-making genius and its bottle could be considered a veritable master-stroke. In 1930, René Ott, who never stopped loving Provence, its hills and shorelines punctuated by Cypresses and uninterrupted rows of vines, created a bottle with slender curves inspired by the grace of the landscape. Today, it is still the signature of Domaines Ott* and it evokes the memory of an elegant amphora that kept the wine cool many centuries ago.