Domaines Ott – Château de Selle

AOP Côtes de Provence


Type(s) of agriculture Organic Farming
Activities Tasting / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment
Services Accessible to disabled persons / Heliport / Vignobles & Découvertes certified / Room rental


Closed for repairs Reopening in October, 2016 On the heights of Taradeau, this terroir has been transcended by the progressive and demanding methods of a great winemaker: Marcel Ott, one of the fathers of rosé from Provence and the first to have imposed it on the world most prestigious tables. A century after the birth of the Château de Selle, his first domain, his name continues to shine among the stars of the vineyards of Provence. 


The cellar of the Chateau de Selle welcomes the production of the other two domains of Ott: Clos Mireille, La Londe-les-Maures, and Château Romassan, located in Bandol. It is a great opportunity to taste the three rosés of the house, and thus taste the differences between the three major terroirs of Provence. It’s then up to you to choose the one that suits you best. 

Original and unusual

The name of Ott is now associated with three domains. The former was Chateau de Selle, and then came the addition of Clos Mireille (in the 30s) and the Château Romassan (listed in Bandol and acquired in the 50s). The shareholding of Domaines Ott has evolved a few years ago: most of Marcel’s heirs have sold their shares to the Roederer family, one of the biggest names in Champagne. But the newcomers have been very careful not to change the methods introduced by their predecessors. Moreover, to be quite sure that they remain, they have entrusted the management to the last two Ott remaining in the capital of the company: Christian and Jean-François, the great-grand-sons of Marcel.