Whispering Angel Provence Rosé, Chateau D`Esclans, 2017, France
Grape varieties, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Pale pink with a perfumed bouquet, which follows with elegant summer fruits. The palate is refreshing, refined and elegant with faint cherry nuances, together with enticing strawberry and berry fruit flavours. With a beautifully integrated balancing acidity, this wine is a must for those glorious summer afternoons!
Whispering Angel has now firmly established itself as Provence’s leading rosé with a reputation that spans all four corners of the planet.
Caves d'Esclans is the brightest new star of the Cotes de Provence. Established in 2006 when Bordeaux-born Sacha Lichine bought the Chateau d'Esclans, this dynamic producer harnesses both the chateau grown grapes and fruit from local growers to create a stunning range of highly sought-after wines. Patrick Leon, the former winemaker at Mouton Rothschild, oversees production.
The grapes come from several top vineyards in the region of La Motte en Provence, with classic chalky-clay soils and southerly exposure. Harvesting only took place between sunrise and noon to avoid picking in the hottest part of the day.
The grapes were sorted three times, both electronically and manually, before destemming and a light crushing at 7-8C. The free-run and direct-pressed juice fractions were both vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, and there was twice-weekly batonnage before bottling in the December following the harvest.