CHÂTEAU DE SELLE CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2016Domaines 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 perched on chalky hills enjoying generous amounts of sunshine. The proportion of stone in the soil is 40 percent to 50 percent, making it an arid soil, which, despite the presence of small yet highly fertile quantities of clay, produces small yields. 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.
The robe is golden yellow in color with an orange tinge. Initially floral and fine, the nose becomes a blend of apricot, peach, mango, cinnamon, and citrus notes.
The attack is fresh and elegant, and the finish is fine and persistent.
This pairs well with flambéed or glazed monkfish with vegetables, grilled poultry in a sauce, or fruit desserts.
Côtes de Provence
- Varietal(s) 57% Grenache, 28% Cinsault, 9% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon