Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Rose 2017
A subtle balance between structure and finesse, this wine is a perfect illustration of the precision required to make a rose, the rigorous process that celebrates the flesh of the fruit and the very heart of the grape. The wine is a reflection of the complexity of its limestone hillsides and arid soil; austerity bathed in dazzling sunshine. Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Rose 2017 combines various grape varieties from the Côtes de Provence appellation, including a majority of Grenache creating the delicate colour and vinous character. Cinsault adds softness, Syrah and Mourvèdre bring fruit. This pale pink wine with golden tints releases fragrances of citrus fruit and orchard flowers enveloped in spice. On the palate, the immediate effect is elegant and open, developing subtle aromas with a lemony edge before a sweet finish of appealing length.
In 1896 Marcel Ott of Alsace found an estate which inspired him, Chateau de Selle in Taradeau, Provence, where once olives, lavender and mulberries grew. Enjoying a unique microclimate the wines are delicate and elegant with great depth. In the 1930s, Marcel Ott fell in love with the very old Clos Mireille, overlooking the sea at La Londe Les Maures, near Bregançon. The vines soon started producing distinctive yet subtle wines. Chateau Romassan in Bandol was acquired by the Ott family in 1956, and following years of terracing and replanting produces robust, harmonious and long lived wines. Cœur de Grain represents wine-making genius, and today the distinctive bottle evokes the memory of the elegant amphora of centuries past. Today, 120 years later, cousins Jean-François and Christian Ott dedicate their lives to their ancestor’s love for Provence.
The Finer Details
Style - Rose
Varietal - Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Vintage - 2017
Region - Provence
Country - France
Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%