Domaines Ott : Château de Selle Rosé 2020

Domaines Ott : Château de Selle Rosé 2020

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Domaines Ott : Château de Selle Rosé 2020

The minerality and aromatic finesse of a rosé wine from Provence

The estate

The young Alsatian agricultural engineer, Marcel Ott, moved to Provence in 1896 with the ambition for this vineyard to produce great wines despite being ravaged by phylloxera.

Today, the OTT family is perpetuating this know-how to produce a range of rosé, red and white Provence wines from three estates: Château de Selle, Clos Mireille and Château Romassan.

Created by René Ott in 1903, the iconic and immediately recognisable Domaines Ott bottle showcases the quality of great Provence wines.

Domaine Ott joined the Louis Roederer house in 2004.

The vineyard

The first Domaines Ott acquisition, Château de Selle, was acquired by Marcel Ott in 1912. The estate, which is located not far from Draguignan, enjoys an ideal location on tall, sunny limestone hills, with stony and arid soils which bring about low yields.

The vintage

2020 was marked by very mild temperatures and concentrated rainfall from October to March.

The mild winter encouraged budding in early March, followed by an optimal, uniform flowering thanks to good spring conditions. The summer heat allowed the vines to calmly continue their cycle. Harvest began on 12 August to ensure maximum balance and freshness for the vintage.

Blend

The Côtes de Provence Château de Selle “Rosé Cœur Grain” 2020 is made from a blend of Grenache (65%), Cinsault (20%), Syrah (7%) and Mourvèdre (8%).

Tasting

Colour

The wine is a beautiful, crystal-clear pink.

Nose

The fresh and elegant nose mixes notes of citrus (pomelo, bergamot orange) with fruity (mango, yellow peach) and floral aromas.

Palate

The silky palate seduces with its freshness and notes of citrus (kumquat). Its mineral character elevates the structure to a subtly spicy and persistent finish.

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