Domaines Ott was founded by Marcel Ott at the end of the 19th Century. Domaines Ott is still owned by Ott’s family today, running three estates, Chateau de Selle, Clos Mireille and Chateau Romassan. Chateau de Selle will be our focus today.
Chateau de Selle
The Chateau de Selle property has been with the Ott family since 1912 and is located in the heart of Cotes de Provence country near St. Tropez. Here there is 61 hectares devoted to wine production growing four different grape varieties, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Grenache and Cinsault. The vineyard produces three wines
- Coeur de Grain Chateau de Selle Rosé
- Rouges Comtes de Provence
- Vieux Marc de Rosé
Coeur de Grain Chateau de Selle Rosé
This rose wine is a blend of all the grape varieties grown at the vineyard. The grapes are hand picked, sorted and then delicately pressed. The wine is then matured in oak barrels. The end result is a very pale orange/pink wine which is both fruity and spicy. Domaines Ott*, Coeur de Grain Chateau de Selle Rosé can be found in many top dining establishments and is often considered one of the best rose wines in the world.
Rouges Comtes de Provence
This elegant red wine has a fresh, fruity aroma and is pleasantly smooth to taste. This wine goes great with a meal, combining well with strong flavoured meats such as duck, veal and beef. The wine is best served at 15/16 degrees C.
Vieux Marc de Rosé
This wine is produced from the solids left after pressing, slowly fermented and then distilled. The wine is left to age in oak barrels for 6 years. Best served at 12 degrees C or chilled.