One of the best-known producers in Provence, Domaines Ott remains modest; its quality is high but there is little of the marketing razzmatazz of other high-profile estates.
Where did it all begin?
Domaines Ott ( boasts a long Provençal history. In 1896 Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer from Strasbourg, moved to Provence to work at a vineyard in Cavalaire-sur-Mer – in an era when viticulture in general was still recovering from phylloxera.
In 1912 he bought 30-hectare estate Château de Selle, strategically located south of the then-prefecture town of Draguignan, near the railway connecting to Nice, Toulon and Marseille.