Domaines Ott Chateau Romassan Bandol Rosé 2020
(Bandol, France) - [VM 93] [WA 93] [WE 93] [WS 92]
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $15.03
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: Chateau Romassan (Bandol), Clos Mireille and Chateau de Selle (both Cotes de Provence).
Chateau Romassan is located in the Bandol appellation and lies at the foot of the village of Le Castellet. The soil is poor, composed of limestone, sandstone, and marine upper cretaceous marls. The Bandol appellation is known for its terraced landscapes built from the hard stone with vines, which are planted into vast terraces with varying exposures. The sea air from the bay of Bandol compensates for the terroir's acidity and low rainfall. The winery is located on 148 acres, which are fully devoted to wine production. Cultivation methods are traditional and the soil is mechanically tilled and young shoots are trained with the greatest care to the plant.
Varietals: 60% Mourvedre, 25% Cinsault, 15% Grenache
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 aging in oak casks for six to eight months.
A beautifully clear, pale peach hue and a fresh, fruity nose. The aromas evolve towards notes of apricot and grapefruit. The wine opens up with delicate spicy and citrus notes intertwined with aromas of white stone fruits. The palate is fresh, appetizing, complex and characterized by its well-defined structure. A refreshing touch of acidity on the finish creates lovely breadth and delightful lingering flavors.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Vinous Media
"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." - Josh Raynolds (Jun 2021)
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The pale, peachy-colored 2020 Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan is mainly Mourvèdre, with smaller proportions of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Scents of crushed stone accent notes of peach, strawberry and lime on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is silky in texture, streamlined in shape and extremely long on the finish. It can be drunk now or over the next few years." - Joe Czerwinski (Jul 2021)
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This structured, textured wine offers perfumes and concentrated fruits. Spice and rich red-currant flavors dominate the crisp wine. With its acidity and developing texture, this wine will probably be best from 2022." - Roger Voss (9/1/2021)
92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This harmonious and elegant rosé boasts tangerine, peach and white cherry flavors that are accented with aromatic verbena, mineral and anise details. Vivid acidity carries through the mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 5,908 cases imported." - GS (Sept 2021)