Domaines Ott Les Domaniers Cotes de Provence Rose 2010
Rose from Provence, France
Les Domaniers Cotes de Provence Rose 2010 is a fresh and balanced rosé that captures the spirit of the Cote d'Azur with it exotic fruit and white peach flavors. Built upon Domaines Ott's winemaking expertise, this wine is to be paired with Provencal cuisine such as salad nicoise, grilled lamb, sea bass and seasonal vegetables.
60% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 5% Syrah
International Wine Cellar - "Pale orange. Bright, mineral-accented aromas of strawberry and orange zest, with a hint of white flowers. Dry and precise, showing very good clarity to its tangy red fruit and bitter citrus flavors. Shows good bite on the energetic finish, leaving behind a cherry note."
Wine Enthusiast - "A rich, juicy style, offering generously spiced flavors of melon, apricot and wild plum. Fresh and minerally on the finish. Drink now."
Domaines Ott Winery
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). View all Domaines Ott Wines
About ProvenceView a map of Provence wineries Grenache and Cinsault. A move is being made to bring in more varieties, like Syrah, to increase the quality of the wines.
Notable FactsThe most important appellation is Côtes de Provence, where about 80% of the production is the typical style rose. Unfortunately, the easy-drinking aspect does not translate to the price – some of these wines are a bit pricey for drink-today wines. Some producers are making a shift to higher quality while others are selling their wines at a bargain. Either way, Côtes de Provence rose is a delicious match with any provence-style garlic-y cuisine. Other appellations to note include Bandol, Bellet, Les Baux-de-Provence, Cassis and Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Though Côtes de Provence rules in amount of wine produced, the quality appellation to know is Bandol. Mostly red and mostly Mourvedre, the wines of Bandol are able to age a few years, like many a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but also enjoyed in their youth.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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3 ratings, 1 with review35/22/2012mdtakamine - Honolulu, HI312/14/2011Esmerelda99 - Boston, MA38/26/2011Domaines D'Ott is one of my favorite wines from Provence and the rose is superb. This, however, was a Selection and I found it disappointing vs. my expectations. That being said, it's crisp, light with wonderful flavors and can be paired with many summer dishes or enjoyed on its own. Worth trying.Related ProductsFor us, this wine is the classic representation of the pink tinted wines of this region and is the workhorse ...
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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