Domaines Ott 2020 Chateau Romassan Rosé Bandol
60% Mourvèdre, 20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache | Alc: 13.5%
Bandol, Provence, France
Domaines Ott 2020 Chateau Romassan Rosé Bandol 2020 reveals a brilliant light peach hue and a lovely aromatic intensity. The nose is fresh and fruity with hints of peach and grapefruit. After aeration, aromas of white flesh fruits start to emerge and are set off by some fine spicy notes. The palate is complex and luscious, buoyed by flavours of citrus and wild peaches. A touch of acidity on the finish gives this big and refined wine a pleasant persistence.
Château Romassan is located in the Bandol appellation and lies at the foot of the village of Le Castellet. The soil is poor, composed of limestone, sandstone, and marine upper cretaceous marls. The Bandol appellation is known for its terraced landscapes built from the hard stone with vines, which are planted into vast terraces with varying exposures. The sea air from the bay of Bandol compensates for the terroir’s acidity and low rainfall.
“The pale, peachy-colored 2020 Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan is mainly Mourvèdre, with smaller proportions of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Scents of crushed stone accent notes of peach, strawberry and lime on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is silky in texture, streamlined in shape and extremely long on the finish. It can be drunk now or over the next few years.” 93 pts – Wine Advocate
“This structured, textured wine offers perfumes and concentrated fruits. Spice and rich red-currant flavors dominate the crisp wine. With its acidity and developing texture, this wine will probably be best from 2022.” 93 pts – Wine Enthusiast
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