2018 Whispering Angel Caves d'Esclans Côtes de Provence Rosé

Whispering Angel Caves d'Esclans Côtes de Provence Rosé
Colour
Rosé
Producer
Château d'Esclans
Region
Côtes de Provence, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah
Drinking
2019-2022
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2018 Whispering Angel Caves d'Esclans Côtes de Provence Rosé
Colour
Rosé
Producer
Château d'Esclans
Region
Côtes de Provence, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah
Drinking
2019-2022
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£69.94 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price

£100.00 (Inc. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, May 2019

Since buying Château d’Esclans in 2006, former Bordelais blue blood Sacha Lichine has transformed the rosé landscape. By purchasing grapes from his neighbours in Provence and installing ex-Mouton Rothschild winemaker Patrick Léon in the cellar, he has created one of the world’s most successful wine brands, which consistently delivers on style and taste. It is the wine to have in your hand by the pool! Delicate pale pink, with lovely aromas of raspberries and red berries, with a fine volume and pretty finish.

Producer

Château d'Esclans

Due north of St. Tropez lies Ch d'Esclans, the paradise for rosé lovers. Bought andrefurbished in 2006 by Sacha Lichine, the former owner of Château Prieuré Lichine in Margaux, he recognised the potential of its old vines (60-80 years old) and its terroir. He realised that they were capable of producing far greater and more complex creations than the friendly quaffing wines that are largely produced in the region. His goal was to create the best rosés in the world. With the help of Patrick Léon, Mouton Rothschild's former cellar master, in the space of only 2 years,he has remained true to his word by creating exceptional rosés, arguably the best in the world. They are complex and concentrated yet remain elegant and refreshing. "Make no mistake, these are exceptional wines." (Matthew Jukes, The Financial Times) mes)

Region

Côtes de Provence, Rhone & Southern France

France's most extensive appellation, the Côtes de Provence stretches from Toulon in the west to near Cannes in the east. The vineyards run from the sun-baked Mediterranean coast up into the Alpine foothills with their cooling influence. Rose wine accounts for four fifths of Côtes de Provence production. Formerly a drink for holidays only, consumption of rose is on the rise in both France and the UK and and the wines are more and more serious. Typically Cinsaut and Grenache are the most popular grape varieties. There is also a renewed focus on producing higher quality red wine by incorporating Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah into the blends, although combined they can only represent 30% of the blend. Plantings of indigenous white varieties are also increasing especially in the coastal areas.

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