Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence Rose 2020
Designated a Top 100 Winery in the World 2018 by Wine & Spirits, Domaines Ott consistently over-delivers with their wines, especially the Roses. This Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence Rose is the perfect example. It is oozing Provencal terroir and its warmth. Close your eyes and transport yourself to that beautiful part of the world, just for a glass, or maybe for an entire evening. You'll be glad you did. Fill your glasses to enjoy with grilled 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 mineral 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 peach cobbler? We think that should be a resounding oui!
Winery: "A clear, pale peach hue with pearly pink tints. The complex and elegant nose is dominated by oral notes of spring: fresh blackberries and perfumed roses complemented by aromas of melon, vanilla, grapefruit and yellow peach. The palate is broad and silky with lovely notes of sweet summer fruit. Citrus and a touch of spice linger on the remarkably long finish. This pairs well with flambéed or glazed monkfish with vegetables, grilled poultry in a sauce, or fruit desserts."
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: Chateau Romassan (Bandol), Clos Mireille and Chateau de Selle (both Cotes de Provence). Chateau de Selle is located in the Cotes 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.
Chateau 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."
|Varietal||56% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 11% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre|
|Aging||A few months in oak|
|Region||Cotes de Provence, France|