2010 Domaine Ott Rose Chateau Romassan Clair de Noirs

Year: 2010
Appellation: Bandol
Country: France
Rosé Wine
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43% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 15% Grenache, 2% Syrah

Winery Notes:
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 Romassan is located in the Bandol appellation and lies at the foot of the village of Le Castellet. The soil has poor fertility, but is offset by the large amount of stone, in particular lime and sandstone. The winery is located on 148 acres, which are fully devoted to wine production. 43% Mourvèdre, a local variety that gives the wine its round, robust quality | 40% Cinsault, which adds a fresh, silky elegance| 15% Grenache, which rounds off the wine and gives it body, strength and bouquet | 2% Syrah. The grapes are all hand picked and go through a stringent selective grape sorting, followed by an extremely delicate pressing process. Fermentation is done in thermo-regulated vats followed by ageing in oak casks for six to eight months.

Tasting Notes
The Château Romassan 2010 rosé has a pale salmon-pink color with a touch of rose petals. At first, the nose gives off hints of woodland and white flowers which open out onto hints of fine, intense red fruit. A rich, ample attack reveals a very fine structure. Aromas of peach with touches of broom and thyme give way to a long, powerful finish with hints of mild spice and aniseed.