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Domaines Ott Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan 2013

Domaines Ott Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan 2013

750ML    
Sku: P58750

Review
This Bandol Rosé, from the hills above that small town where Provence meets the Mediterranean, has a pale pink color with brighter pink highlights. The Bandol terroir meets the nose first, featuring savory Mourvèdre aromas and notes of citrus fruit, as well as very fresh hints of liquorice. With air, the nose progresses to white flowers (lilac). In the mouth, there is a fine balance between freshness and liveliness, with flavors of white fleshy fruits. Fresh, silky and long lasting.

Technical notes
Acquired by the Ott family in 1956, it took thirty years of hard work and experience before the old Château Romassan estate was able to produce the great vintages that are characteristic of the Bandol AOL appellation. Entirely replanted with quality grape varieties, the small one- and two-hectare plots were reorganized and levelled to create both espalier and terraced vineyards. Meanwhile, the superb eighteenth-century construction that overlooks the estate was also completely renovated. This estate is located in the west of the Var département, in the heart of the famous winegrowing area of Bandol. Mourvèdre is the estate's major grape variety. Indigenous to this area, it is particularly suited to the arid climate and sparse soil. Its temperamental nature reveals itself in the strength of its blends, which are robust wines that last both in the mouth and in the wine cellar. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are also grown in smaller quantities. The vines have an average age of 25 across the 70 hectares that are planted. 
The vines grow in the estate's distinctive soil, which is composed of limestone, sandstone and marl and sustained by gravel. This unique soil, together with a sun-drenched and particularly dry microclimate, produces elaborate and very powerful wines that are suitable for laying down.

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Country: France
Region: Provence
Sub-Region: Bandol
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Rose Blend
Type: Still wine

Reg. $43.99

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