|Acquired by the Ott family in 1956, it took thirty years of hard work and experience before the old Château Romassan estate was able to produce the great vintages that are characteristic of the Bandol AOL appellation. Entirely replanted with quality grape varieties, the small one- and two-hectare plots were reorganized and levelled to create both espalier and terraced vineyards. Meanwhile, the superb eighteenth-century construction that overlooks the estate was also completely renovated. This estate is located in the west of the Var département, in the heart of the famous winegrowing area of Bandol. Mourvèdre is the estate's major grape variety. Indigenous to this area, it is particularly suited to the arid climate and sparse soil. Its temperamental nature reveals itself in the strength of its blends, which are robust wines that last both in the mouth and in the wine cellar. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are also grown in smaller quantities. The vines have an average age of 25 across the 70 hectares that are planted.
The vines grow in the estate's distinctive soil, which is composed of limestone, sandstone and marl and sustained by gravel. This unique soil, together with a sun-drenched and particularly dry microclimate, produces elaborate and very powerful wines that are suitable for laying down.