Domaines Ott Chateau Romassan Bandol Rose 2011
Rose from Provence, France
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This wine has a pale salmon-pink color and a gourmand but fresh nose, fruity with peach and citrus fruit aromas. The taste is full-bodied, round, sweet and warm with good length. One can detect fruit (peaches, apricots) and a fine structure.
"With its Mourvèdre content, this is a big-hearted wine. It is finely balanced between its rich yellow and red fruits and spice and acidity. This is a great food rosé, textured and ripe."
"Light orange-pink. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of candied pit fruits, redcurrant and tarragon, with a smoky topnote. Weighty and pliant in the mouth, offering intense red fruit and peach flavors accompanied by herb and floral nuances. Finishes sappy and very long, with slow-mounting spiciness and chewy texture."
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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).
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