The Château Romassan Rosé Domaines Ott is a blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault. Mourvedre is responsible for the structure and the aging potential while all the other varieties contribute with their fruit, flowers and spices to the final blend. The wine is vinified in large oak barrels then is bottled at the beginning of the spring following the harvest and refines in the bottle a few months before release.
The vines have an average age of 25 years across the 74 hectares of the estate and draw their personality from the vineyard’s unique and distinguished soil. Chalk, sandstone and marl underlain with gravel, this singular land with its sun-drenched and particularly dry microclimate produces sophisticated and very powerful wines.
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.