2021 - 2023
Pale and coppery as usual, Ott's 2020 Cotes de Provence Rose Chateau de Selle boasts restrained aromas of peach, melon and citrus underscored by hints of crushed stone. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied and concentrated, with ample intensity, a slightly creamy texture and a long, mouthwatering finish. Like the other top rosés of Domaines Ott, this is a wine that is often better in its second year.
In 2004, Louis Roederer purchased a controlling stake in Domaines Ott from the Ott family, but to this day, cousins Christian and Jean-François Ott continue to manage the three estates involved: Clos Mireille, Château Romassan and Château de Selle. While prices are high, the quality bar is too. Most consumers will likely encounter By Ott, the large-volume négociant offering, but the ultra-luxe Etoile Vin de France, which blends top lots from across appellations, is the biggest head-turner.