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Domaines Ott’s Étoile: ageworthy rosé in the making

Elizabeth Gabay MW tastes a mini-vertical of Domaines Ott's top-end rosé, Étoile, with winemaker Jean-François Ott. It's early days, but she discovers that the wine 'reveals hidden depth, complexity and richness' as it ages.

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.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for a mini vertical of Domaines Ott’s Étoile

Tasting notes and scores for a mini vertical of Domaines Ott’s Étoile:

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