Domaines Ott Étoile


Vintage:2019 (Past)

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Domaines Ott Étoile 2019
  • D 91
  • JR 17/20


Decanter 91 Points June 13, 2022, Elizabeth Gamay MW

“Pretty floral aromas are backed by fresh citrus and pomelo notes with a touch of candied fennel seeds. On the palate, behind the austere, slightly chalky white fruit, there is a darker, intense, perfumed raspberry, cherry and concentrated blackcurrant fruit which gives weight. It finishes with an almost inky-dark minerality - shouting out La Londe terroir and the Mourvèdre coming forward. Concentrated with fresh linear elegance and a hit of salinity and blood orange on the finish. This hot vintage had slightly more fruit from Clos Mireille.” 17/20 Points June 27, 2020, Jancis Robinson

“Yes, this really is more interesting on the nose than the Côtes de Provence wines I have just been tasting – with a bit of salinity indeed. I wanted to swallow this well-balanced wine with attractive grip on the end. Smooth as silk and appetising with no excess sweetness. Persistent.”


Domaines Ott was founded in 1912 by Alsatian engineer Marcel Ott. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer, producing some of the world’s most prestigious wines. These wines are made at three distinctively different estates: Château Romassan (Bandol), Clos Mireille and Château de Selle (both Côtes de Provence).

Étoile reveals the identity of these three Provençal terroirs whilst accentuating their elegance, tension and incredible spirit:

  • The schist terroir at Clos Mireille is reflected in the delectable saline character of this cuvée
  • The limestone soils at Château de Selle give this wine its finesse
  • The calcareous sandstone and sandy marl soils at Château Romassan imbue Étoile with structure and power

Tasting Notes

A very Provençal rosé, very Ott in style yet with its own unique perfection, its own distinctive character. A winemaker’s wine, it explores an unexpected and exciting side of Provence.

The fruit is explosive, honest, bright and true to the Ott signature style, yet it pushes the aromatic depth further with its exquisite body and mouthfeel. The subtle signs of aging integrate smoothly into the intensity of the fruit, with its fresh, crunchy notes, subtle salinity and perfect balance. Richness and power strike a new balance, united by their intensity, freshness and seductive opulence.

Harvest Notes

2019 began with a heatwave in February which is quite unusual for this time of the year. is was then followed by unusually cold weather in April and May which slowed the vine’s growing cycle. e weather settled during the owering phase with warm, sunny weather and slightly cool nights. We had to observe and adapt to the vine on a daily basis in order to give it what it needed and save it from stress. The health of the grapes was excellent thanks to the consistently warm weather. The harvests kicked off in mid-August and quality was excellent across all the domaines with good balance and expression of the fruit.

Technical Information

Varietals: 80% Grenache & 20% Mourvèdre

Aging: 15% aged in spherical ceramic vats to accentuate the purity of the fruit