Not a domaine wine and much more pink-flamingo in hue than the other wines from Domaines Ott, the 2020 Cotes de Provence Rose By Ott is still a solid effort. It comes roaring out of the glass with rather confected notes of cotton candy and bubble gum, then settles down to deliver strawberry, herb and citrus flavors on the medium-bodied palate. It shows ample concentration, a generous mouthfeel and a refreshing finish.
In 2004, Louis Roederer purchased a controlling stake in Domaines Ott from the Ott family, but to this day, cousins Christian and Jean-François Ott continue to manage the three estates involved: Clos Mireille, Château Romassan and Château de Selle. While prices are high, the quality bar is too. Most consumers will likely encounter By Ott, the large-volume négociant offering, but the ultra-luxe Etoile Vin de France, which blends top lots from across appellations, is the biggest head-turner.