In light of the boom in premium rosés, asking Jean-François Ott whether his decision to make Étoile was a commercial one is an obvious question.
‘Definitely not’, is his emphatic reply. ‘I regard each rosé from each of the Domaines Ott estates as being a premium rosé. We make three premium rosés and if the grapes or wine is not up to the quality I don’t put it in the final blend.’
Tasting rosé with Ott reveals his boundless curiosity of different expressions of the wine style, as well as a curiosity towards other winemakers’ visions of fine rosé wine.