Monday, August 21, 2023

Provence Cru Classe Rose


With 100+ temps all week, you might as well drink some baller rose!!


2022 Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Provence Rose CRU CLASSE...$64.99

Cru Classe ROSE you say?! Most Francophiles are aware of the stringent classification system in Bordeaux, but in 1955 Provence officially began its own Cru Classe. Only 18 wineries are allowed to have this honorific title. Chateau de Selle, now owned by Domaines Ott, is one of them. 

Blend: 58% Grenache, 28% Cinsault, 7% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah

The very pale, pearly pink hue is set off by subtle golden tints. The nose reveals a discreet salinity combined with luscious notes of citrus fruit, vanilla, violets and yellow fruit, all carried by an intense minerality. The wine is fresh and energetic on entry to the palate where it shows a taut structure supported by a lovely backbone of white fruit and citrus peel. Mineral notes come to the fore before giving way to a very persistent finish, bringing both sweetness and salinity.

The 2022 Rosé Château de Selle Cru Classé opens with a striking bouquet, blending dusty dried flowers with ginger, a spritz of lemon and crushed apples. It’s supple and soothing to the senses, with a textural wave of white strawberry, candied orange and sweet inner florals. A core of brilliant acidity maintains a fantastic balance as this tapers off long and potent. A mineral staining and citrus hints tease the taste buds. Please pour me another.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

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