Domaines Ott Cotes Du Provence Rose Wine Tasting

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 07:30 PM

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“Anyone who knows his history … must surely know his wines.”
- Attributed to Arnold Toynbee.

 

I know a bit about wine history...and we are trying to rewrite history when it comes to the world's most elaborate wine tastings. 

Domaines Ott is the benchmark for all Roses from the south of France, so much so that the yachting community uses this brand almost exclusively.  Many of the people that order this wine do not even realize that they have three different estates.  One in Bandol and the other two from the Cotes De Provence, the followers of this winery simply order Domaine Ott and it rarely matters which one we send them as the signature bottle looks almost the same- other than the appellation on the label.

The two rose wines are however fairly different, but they are both of excellent quality, so there is usually no issue with which is available.  It’s summertime almost year-round in South Florida so this is the perfect wine to drink on a hot afternoon or to start the evenings’ festivities.

Tonight we offer you the opportunity to try both of these benchmark rose wines at the same time and it should be an eye opening experience as we have a special dinner to accompany the tasting wines along with the rare white wine Clos Mireille and the newest thing from Domaines ott the red Bandol.

Join us for an evening of wines from the South of France along with a special dinner to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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Domaines Ott tasting at Wine Watch with Special Guest Romain Borra
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
7:30pm
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Domaines Ott By Ott Cotes De Provence 2018 
Price: $21.75   Sale $19.14

Domaines Ott has been pioneering prestige rosé wines since 1912. Founded in 1896 by Marcel Ott, the wine estates of Domaines Ott were acquired by Louis Roederer in 2004. Descendants of the founder carry on the heritage of producing some of the world’s most prestigious wines form the French Riviera.

BY.OTT is a wine produced with all the savoir-faire of the Domaines Ott team in the newly-constructed cellar of Château de Selle. It is a refined and elegant wine for any rosé enthusiast. The blends originate from select vineyards in Côtes de Provence that have been chosen to ensure that the wine is characterized by fruit and freshness with added finesse and complexity.

 

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Domaines Ott Romassan Rose Bandol 2017
Price: $43.50   Sale $38.28

Château Romassan is located in the Bandol appellation and lies at the foot of the village of Le Castellet. The soil is poor, composed of limestone, sandstone, and marine upper cretaceous marls. The Bandol appellationis known for its terraced landscapes built from the hard stone with vines, which are planted into vast terraces with varying exposures. The sea air from the bay of Bandol compensates for the terroir's acidity and low rainfall. The winery is located on 148 acres, which are fully devoted to wine production. Cultivation methods are traditional and the soil is mechanically tilled and young shoots are trained with the greatest care to the plant.

Pale pink hue with subtle golden tints. The fine, delicate nose is both fresh and vinous. It develops aromas of citrus fruit, vineyard peaches and white flowers. The palate is elegant, dense and silky. This wine exudes delicious aromas of grapefruit and red berries combined with excellent tension and refreshing notes of liquorice that linger on the finish.

 

Domaines Ott Romassan Rose Bandol 2018
Price: $51.75   Sale $45.54
2018 is a vintage which, with its frosts, hail, summer storms and lack of wind, will remain engrained in the team's memories for a very long time. They had to remain vigilant at all times in order to deal with these complications efficiently and ensure that the growing cycle was able to continue in the right conditions. On tasting, the berries revealed less sugars than the previous years, but good balance nonetheless. Harvesting on all 3 domaines kicked off on 14 August and was over by mid-September. The team was relieved and proud of the excellent yields across all of the vineyards. Vinification gave rise to a fruity, ethereal and perfectly balanced vintage.

 

Domaines Ott Château de Selle Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018

Domaines Ott Selle Clair Rose Côtes de Provence 2018
Price: $51.75   Sale $45.54

Château de Selle is located in the Côtes de Provence appellation, located inland on limestone hillsides, enjoying abundant sunshine. The proportion of stone in the soil is 40 to 50 percent, making it an arid soil and, despite the presence of some extremely fertile clay deposits, yields are low. Château de Selle has an area of 140 hectares, of which 64 hectares are planted. Year after year, the cultivated area of the estate wins over part of the rocky terrain. The earth is mechanically tilled while retaining a natural balance, the original proportion of stone being maintained after crushing. The crushing process is carried out on a yearly basis.
Tasting Notes

Clear, pale pink hue with rose-gold tints. The nose opens with delicate floral notes and aromas of acacia blossom. Château de Selle 2018 then develops fruity notes of grapefruit, yellow peach and redcurrant, complemented by a subtle hint of almond. The palate is generous with a lovely silky texture and notes of stone fruit and a pleasant citrus freshness (lime and grapefruit). The finish is persistent and brings a delicate touch of spice.

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Domaines Ott Blanc de Blancs Clos Mireille 2016
Price: $33.75   Sale $29.70

This unique, full-flavoured wine celebrates a grape variety originating from the Bordeaux region, Sémillon, which thrives on the saline terroir of Clos Mireille. The estate is very close to the shore, facing the Mediterranean. As well as all the advantages of the ocean spray, dry hillside air and generous sunshine, the wine also benefits from the schist soil which contains absolutely no limestone.
The primary grape in this blend, Semillon, provides structure and generosity. Rolle, an aromatic variety, complements it with balance and complexity. Vinification in oak casks adds a smooth patina to this wine that has a great capacity for ageing.
The colour of the Blanc de Blancs reflects its elegance: a pale and pure yellow, traversed by green or silver tints. Very expressive, the bouquet exudes fragrances of ripe and exotic fruit, crowned by a hint of floral broom. On the palate, the tangy freshness and vitality blossom over honey aromas before providing a crisp finish.

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Domaines Ott Romassan Rouge 2014
Price: $54.00   Sale $47.52

This red wine, with its solid structure and seeming rusticity, veils true elegance, born of poor soils made up of limestone, sandstone and sandy marl. The vineyard enjoys a sunny and particularly dry climate, bathed in the sea air from the Gulf of Bandol.

Grown differently from rosé wine, the Château Romassan vines dedicated to reds are mainly planted with Mourvèdre, a grape variety characterized by its solidity, structure and great capacity for ageing. The main component in this blend, Mourvèdre is combined with the full-bodied texture of Grenache.

Its dense color can show tints of purple, garnet or ruby. Powerful, delicious and elegant, its red berry bouquet reveals aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and peppery spices in the mouth. They reappear on the palate after the very appealing initial attack. This balanced softness and unctuousness leads up to a silky finish.

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Salmon Carpaccio with pink peppercorn and mint aioli
Seared Duck Breasts with a Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc
Fresh fruit parfait with Berta Grappa whipped crème

The Fee for this event is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 

A bit about Domaine Ott:
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In 1896, after a tour of France's wine-growing areas, the young agronomist Marcel Ott arrived on the shores of the Mediterranean and finally found the wine area that most inspired him: Provence. In the heart of this famous wine region, one of the oldest in France, there is a long-standing culture of grape cultivation. But at the end of the nineteenth century, when phylloxera had destroyed all the best vine stock, the vineyards had been replanted too quickly, and so the wines they produced had little appeal. With fierce determination, Marcel Ott set about replanting all the estates with quality grape varieties so that the great wines of Provence could flourish again: authentic wines that would be worthy of this thousand-year-old tradition.

With its sleek curves, the emblematic Domaines Ott bottle gives an indication of the quality of their vintages. The three estates of Domaines Ott extend over two different appellations, but they share the same wine-growing culture – and a unique bottle too. It was Provence itself that suggested the iconic shape to René Ott, inspired as he was by the land between the hills and the shores of the sea with its rows and terraces of vines, and the cypress trees shaped like exclamation marks or the shapely trunks of the palm trees. This familiar and time-honoured landscape is what guided René as he carved the design that was to embody his vision. This distinctive bottle was created in the 1930s but has since lost none of its modernity. Today, it gives Domaines Ott its own unique signature. Sleek and delicate, the famous bottle with a star brings back memories of the elegance of the amphoras used to collect wine in ancient times that can still be found all over Provence. It shows off the vintages magnificently and is a shining symbol of the great wines of Provence.

Each Ott estate is cultivated in a way that fully respects nature. The soil is nurtured without using any chemicals or intensive production techniques. The products used to treat the most common vine diseases are made from a naturally-occurring mix of sulphur and Bordeaux mixture (a blend of copper, slaked lime and black soap), as these are the only treatments allowed in organic farming. When the plants become too old, they are replaced so that the quality of the wines remains constant across the three estates. Over the years, each estate has been patiently replanted to create the best possible growing conditions for both espalier and terraced vines. This regular renewal programme allows the vineyards to drain naturally without any run-off, meaning that the soil and its characteristics remain intact and the vines have a good supply of water. It also limits outbreaks of problems such as natural holes appearing in vines or vine stock becoming non-productive. The organic fertilizers are all natural, and the vines are trellised on metal wires. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then matured in oak barrels. The estates are now among the most famous, the most quality-driven and the most carefully preserved in all Provence.

THE THREE ESTATES OF DOMAINES OTT The austerity of Château de Selle. The exoticism of Clos Mireille. The Grandeur of Château Romassan... Each of the Domaines Ott Estate Wineries, all in the heart of regions worth discovering, is a portrait of colour with a superb landscape, exceptional settings that give soul to their wines.

 

Château de Selle estate since 1912.
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Château de Selle was the first estate acquired by Marcel Ott in 1912. It is located in Tarandeau, near Draguignan, on ground where only olive, lavender and mulberry trees used to grow. Not far from Thoronet Abbey, close to a residence dating back to the eighteenth century that belonged to the counts of Provence, its soil is composed of gypsum, red clay, dolomite and sandstone mixed with gravel and stone, but now produces highly distinguished and elegant wines. Located on the high chalky inland slopes of the area, where it is sheltered from frost, the estate enjoys a microclimate of mild winters, early springs, and warm and dry summers, always with a high level of sunshine. Vines are grown in the same way on both espalier and terraced vineyards. Production is constant, respectful of the environment and well-balanced. The arid climate and minerals in the soil give the vintages an exceptional character that draws out all of their flavours. The average age of the vines at Château de Selle is nineteen. Vintages are made from an accomplished blend of several grape varieties with which half of the estate's 140 hectares are planted: Cabernet Sauvignon lends the wines a complexity, elegance and magnificent strength, Grenache gives them a full-bodied texture, Cinsault adds a delicately rounded touch, while Syrah gives the blends their rich colour.

 

Clos Mireille estate since 1936.
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In the 1930s, Marcel Ott was attracted to a very old property near the coastline and the intense blue of the Mediterranean. Overlooking the sea, Clos Mireille is in Londe les Maures close to Brégançon. With all the patience of an amateur, Ott replanted and consolidated the vineyards, cleverly using the soil enclosed between the spray of the sea and the dry air of the hills further inland, which had previously been home to mulberry and olive trees and umbrella pines. Close to the old construction built by the Benedictines in the eighteenth century, the vines soon started producing exceptional grapes bursting with flavour and nourished by both the sea and the sun. At Clos Mireille, the average age of the vines is sixteen. The soil is composed of shale. Its location by the shores of the Mediterranean at the foot of the hills is unusual, and the character of its wines is even more exceptional in that the clay soil on this ancient rocky outcrop does not contain any limestone. The broad sea-facing facade also gives Clos Mireille wines their inimitable character. The microclimate and the sea spray create the perfect conditions for producing subtle and distinctive wines.

 

Château Romassan estate since 1956.
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Acquired by the Ott family in 1956, it took thirty years of hard work and experience before the old Château Romassan estate was able to produce the great vintages that are characteristic of the Bandol AOL appellation. Entirely replanted with quality grape varieties, the small one- and two-hectare plots were reorganized and levelled to create both espalier and terraced vineyards. Meanwhile, the superb eighteenth-century construction that overlooks the estate was also completely renovated. This estate is located in the west of the Var département, in the heart of the famous winegrowing area of Bandol. Mourvèdre is the estate's major grape variety. Indigenous to this area, it is particularly suited to the arid climate and sparse soil. Its temperamental nature reveals itself in the strength of its blends, which are robust wines that last both in the mouth and 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 vines grow in the estate's distinctive soil, which is 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.

 

Hey It’s summer time so here is a list of ALL the Rose wine in the store:
We still have a few big bottles of Rose on Super 50% off Sale

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France

2017 Chateau Sainte Roseline Lampe De Meduse Rose Cotes De Provence Cru Classe 3 Liter
Price: $150.00    Sale Price: $75.00              Quantity in Stock: 2

2017 Chateau La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons" Rose Cotes De Provence (3 Liter)
Price: $120.00    Sale Price: $60.00              Quantity in Stock: 4

2017 Chateau La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons" Cotes De provence MAGNUM
Price: $48.75    Sale Price: $24.75                Quantity in Stock: 59

2017 Chateau La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons" Rose Cotes Du Provence
Price: $22.50    Your Price: $19.80               Quantity in Stock: 30

2017 Mathilde Chapoutier Rose Grand Ferrage Cotes de Provence
Price: $19.75    Your Price: $17.38               Quantity in Stock: 6

2017 Domaine de La Croix Eloge Rose AOC Côtes de Provence Magnum
Price: $63.00    Your Price: $55.44               Quantity in Stock: 6

2017 Domaine de La Croix Irresistible Rose AOC Côtes de Provence Magnum
Price: $52.50    Your Price: $46.20               Quantity in Stock: 6

2016 Chateau Sainte Roseline Lampe De Meduse Rose Cotes De Provence Cru Cru Classe
Price: $28.50    Your Price: $25.08               Quantity in Stock: 4

2018 Chateau Leoube Secret de Leoube Rose
Price: $37.50    Your Price: $33.00               Quantity in Stock: 9

2017 Domaine De Pallus Messanges Rose Cabernet Franc Rose Loire Valley
Price: $19.50    Your Price: $17.16               Quantity in Stock: 5

2017 Pradeaux Bandol Rose
Price: $36.50    Your Price: $32.12               Quantity in Stock: 5

2014 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose
Price: $33.50    Your Price: $29.48               Quantity in Stock: 1

2017 Channe Rose Cotes De Provence
Price: $19.50    Sale Price: $17.16                Quantity in Stock: 10

2017 Roubine La Vie Rose Cotes de Provence
Price: $19.75    Your Price: $17.38               Quantity in Stock: 10

2017 La Chapelle Gordonne Rose Provence
Price: $21.50    Your Price: $18.92               Quantity in Stock: 10

2017 Chateau Vannieres Bandol Rose
Price: $24.00    Your Price: $21.12               Quantity in Stock: 3

2018 Saint Aix Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé
Price: $20.00    Your Price: $17.60               Quantity in Stock: 9

2009 Cuvee des Oliviers Rose Bandol
Price: $21.00    Your Price: $18.48               Quantity in Stock: 2

2018 Chateau Val Joanis Josephine Rose Luberon
Price: $19.50    Your Price: $17.16               Quantity in Stock: 1

2017 Chateau Puech Haut Prestige Rose
Price: $21.00    Your Price: $18.48               Quantity in Stock: 1

2010 Puech Haut Tete de Belier Rose
Price: $37.50    Your Price: $33.00               Quantity in Stock: 1

2017 Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel Rose
Price: $32.25    Your Price: $28.38               Quantity in Stock: 5

2017 Chateau Leoube Cotes De Provence Rose
Price: $22.50    Your Price: $19.80               Quantity in Stock: 17

2005 Domaine Ott Chateau Clair Noirs Provence Rose
Price: $51.00    Sale Price: $40.00                Quantity in Stock: 2

2016 Domaine Frédéric Brouca de Facto Rose Faugeres
Price: $18.75    Your Price: $16.50               Quantity in Stock: 19

2015 Domaine Ott Clos Mireille Rose Cotes Du Provence
Price: $56.25    Your Price: $49.50               Quantity in Stock: 5

2018 Chateau Barbebelle Rose Cuvee Heritage Provence
Price: $24.75    Your Price: $21.78               Quantity in Stock: 1

2018 Louis Jadot Domaine Clair - Dau Rose de Marsannay
Price: $33.00    Your Price: $29.04               Quantity in Stock: 6

2015 Chateau des Deux Rocs Premices Rose Languedoc Cabrières
Price: $19.25    Your Price: $16.94               Quantity in Stock: 7

2017 Domaine de La Croix Eloge Rose AOC Côtes de Provence
Price: $30.00    Your Price: $26.40               Quantity in Stock: 5

2017 Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose Saint Drezery
Price: $38.00    Your Price: $33.44               Quantity in Stock: 1

2017 Villa Riviera Rose Splendid Provence 3L
Price: $97.50    Your Price: $85.80               Quantity in Stock: 2

2017 Villa Riviera Rose Splendid Provence
Price: $19.50    Your Price: $17.16               Quantity in Stock: 7

2018 Villa Riviera Rose Reserve Cote de Provence
Price: $24.75    Your Price: $21.78               Quantity in Stock: 11

2018 Villa Riviera Rose Grande Reserve Cote de Provence
Price: $29.25    Your Price: $25.74               Quantity in Stock: 2

2016 Villa Riviera Rose Grande Reserve Provence
Price: $29.25    Your Price: $25.74               Quantity in Stock: 3

2016 Villa Riviera Rose Splendid Provence MAGNUM
Price: $43.50    Your Price: $38.28               Quantity in Stock: 3

 

Chile

2016 Alto Limay Rose
Price: $15.75    Your Price: $13.86               Quantity in Stock: 4

 

California
2017 Flowers Rose Sonoma Coast
Price: $30.00    Your Price: $26.40               Quantity in Stock: 2

2017 Stolpman Vineyards Rose
Price: $20.75    Your Price: $18.26               Quantity in Stock: 7

2018 Timbre Rose Opening Act Central Coast
Price: $18.75    Your Price: $16.50               Quantity in Stock: 7

2016 Lewis Vin Gris Syrah Rose Napa
Price: $27.00    Your Price: $23.76               Quantity in Stock: 11

2001 Sine Qua Non Pagan Poetry Rose 375ml
Price: $471.00    Sale Price: $395.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

2017 Maison Noir Love Drunk Rose
Price: $21.75    Your Price: $19.14               Quantity in Stock: 8

2017 Copain Rose of Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Price: $21.00    Your Price: $18.48               Quantity in Stock: 10

2017 Banshee Rose of Pinot Noir Sonoma County
Price: $18.00    Your Price: $15.84               Quantity in Stock: 7

Oregon

2015 Yamhill Valley Rose of Pinots Willamette Valley
Price: $18.00    Your Price: $15.84               Quantity in Stock: 2

2017 Adelsheim Rose Willamette Valley
Price: $21.50    Your Price: $18.92               Quantity in Stock: 5

Washington

2015 Gramercy Cellars Olsen Rose
Price: $30.00    Your Price: $26.40               Quantity in Stock: 2

Italy

2017 Castello Romitorio Rose Toscana IGT
Price: $15.75    Sale Price: $13.86                Quantity in Stock: 3

2017 Rocca Di Montemassi Renaissance Rose IGT Toscana
Price: $13.25    Your Price: $11.66               Quantity in Stock: 2

2017 Antinori Guado al Tasso Scalabrone Rose
Price: $19.50    Your Price: $17.16               Quantity in Stock: 1

Chile

2016 Montes Cherub Rose of Syrah Colchagua Valley Chile
Price: $15.75    Your Price: $13.86               Quantity in Stock: 6