Domaines Ott Château de Selle Côtes de Provence Rosé
Côtes de Provence, France
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.
A pale peach color with hints of pink gold, the 2015 Chateau de Selles has an elegant and expressive bouquet with notes of fresh peach and mirabelle, with a subtle tropical touch (pineapple) and a dash of vanilla. The silky and elegant palate intensifies at the finish with hints of grapefruit and lemon zest.
This pairs well with flambéed or glazed monkfish with vegetables, grilled poultry in a sauce, or fruit desserts.
Varietals: 45% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Suggested Retail Price: $52.00