2011 Ott, Rose Cotes de Provence “Les Domaniers” France.
Domaine Ott, one of the top Rose producers in Provence has an amazing selection of Estate, Chateau and and Domaine Roses to chose from, all of which prove to be remarkable and unique in style and terroir, then there is this Ott Selections Rose “Les Domaniers” which is a cuvee of multiple estate and fruit. While only the entry level Ott, the 2011 Ott “Les Domaniers” is a little gem and a pretty and flavorful dry Rose that is still not cheep, but worth the price in a pinch, since the Domaine Ott Chateau bottling run close to $40 a bottle. The 2011 Les Domaniers shows rich and lively fruit essences with tangy plum, raspberry and strawberry leading the way with watermelon, red citrus, spice and mineral tones. This dry Rose from France’s famed Provence is mostly Grenache based, but there is Cinsault and a few other grapes that could be in there, and there is good acidity, though a bit richer and fuller on the palate than most pink wines from the region.
($24 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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