2020 Domaine Ott Chateau Romassan Bandol Rose
“Tracing its roots back to 1912, Domaines Ott wines represent the best of Provence: beauty, heritage, and unsurpassed character. Today, fourth-generation cousins Christian and Jean-François Ott manage the three estates, totaling over 500 acres of vineyards, to produce wines of two appellations: Côtes de Provence and Bandol. Before a manual harvest, grapes are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, respecting both the environment and the Provençal tradition—a nod to founder Marcel Ott’s enduring legacy.
“Chateau de Selle Cotes de Provence Rose – Cotes de Provence with a Grenache influence from Ott’s very own rocky soils.
“Chateau Romassan Bandol Rose – the combination of Mourvedre grown in limestone and longer aging in oak casks produce an age-worthy rose.”
Chateau de Selle – “93 points. Pale salmon skin. Mineral-tinged red currant, raspberry, blood orange and white peach scents are complemented by a suave lavender nuance that builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated red berry and pit fruit flavors sharpened by a bitter suggestion of orange pith. Finishes very long and smooth, with repeating floral and pit fruit notes.” – Vinous
Chateau Romassan – “93 points. Limpid orange. Powerful, mineral-accented citrus pith, red berry and succulent floral and herb scents, along with a spicy nuance. Chewy and sharply focused in the mouth, offering concentrated strawberry, bitter cherry, blood orange, honeysuckle and smoky mineral qualities and a deeper peach pit flourish. Chewy and densely packed yet lively as well, the mineral and floral notes carrying through a very long, precise finish.” – Vinous