• Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence Rose Methuselah - 6,000ml

    Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence Rose Methuselah - 6,000ml

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    From the iconic house of Domaines Ott, we've got a very big bottle of their Provencal Rose. It's the perfect vessel to bid farewell to the warm temps of summer... Gather 10-20 of your closest friends, and plan a delicious fete! Fish, seafood, chicken, salads, fresh herbs, appetizers warm and cold alike and more will pair beautifully with this Provencal Rose. Serve a generous pour and offer up some prawns tossed in anchovy butter. A classic French Pissaladiere, salt cod baked with potatoes, onions and garlic, and toasted baguette slices is another tasty option which will disappear quickly. For the entree, crab-heavy crab cakes with a celery root remoulade is just the ticket. Make sure there is an absolute minimum of bread crumbs, like our favorites from Faidleys in Maryland... Grilled sea bass topped with caramelized fennel will be nice opposite the floral and herbal notes of the wine. If you're not in the mood for fish or meat, make it a big, steaming bowl of pasta and homemade pesto. Don't forget to have lots of freshly grated parmesan on hand. How about another glass or two with a late summer peach cobbler? We think that should be a resounding yes!

    Wine & Spirits:  "Château de Selle was the first estate that Marcel Ott acquired when he founded his winery in 1912. The vineyard sits well inland from the Mediterranean coast on a high limestone shelf in Tarandeau, where Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grow alongside some Cabernet Sauvignon. Pressed lightly and aged for a few months in oak, the wine holds more flavor than the pale color suggests, with the initial herbal and floral scents growing into full-bodied, savory notes of strawberry, peach and nectarine. The firmness of the structure suggests this rosé will age well, and can stand up to something as rich as pork belly." Aug 2017

    Winery:  "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."

    About Domaine Ott: "Domaines OTT was founded in 1912 by Alsatian engineer Marcel Ott. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer, producing some of the world's most prestigious wines. These wines are made at three distinctively different estates: Château Romassan (Bandol), Clos Mireille and Château de Selle (both Côtes de Provence). Château de Selle is located in the Côtes de Provence appellation, located inland on limestone hillsides, enjoying abundant sunshine. The proportion of stone in the soil is 40 to 50 percent, making it an arid soil and, despite the presence of some extremely fertile clay deposits, yields are low. Château de Selle has an area of 140 hectares, of which 64 hectares are planted. Year after year, the cultivated area of the estate wins over part of the rocky terrain. The earth is mechanically tilled while retaining a natural balance, the original proportion of stone being maintained after crushing. The crushing process is carried out on a yearly basis."

    Bottle:
    6,000ml, cork
    Varietal: 57% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah, 6% Other varietals
    Alcohol %:
    13.0
    Aging: a few months in oak
    Region:      
    Cotes de Provence, France