How does a rosé elude boundaries between being a superb aperitif rosé and a fine wine that enjoys the versatility of being successfully paired with a broad range of fine cuisine? Château d’Esclans Rock Angel… the highly eligible wine, if you serve it they will come.
If you have enjoyed "Whispering Angel" or any of the other renowned Chateau D'Esclans Rosés then this addition to the range is a treat in store. A very pale and sophisticated pink, yet with complexity and style to provide a delicious compatibility with a broad range of fine cuisine. Harvested in the morning and carefully sorted, the grapes exude free run juice and undergo a light pressing before being partially vinified in wood. This is all subject to accurate temperature control to optimise every stage. It's all time, money, skill and knowledge expertly combined and you can taste it in the glass! A wonderful wine, serve it nice and cold and enjoy the transitions as it opens up.
Fresh and dry with a little creaminess, but with a fullness of taste befitting a seriously well-made wine. Be ready for a subtle peachiness with a trace of spice and signature Provencal herbs. Delicate notes of wood and a superb, satisfying, long finish.
Chateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the chateau’s site date back to Gaullist times during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The surrounding land around Chateau d’Esclans is known as La Vallee des Esclans (the valley of the clans). At one point the entire area was part of the chateau’s property and over time was gradually parceled out. In 2006 Sacha Lichine acquired Chateau d’Esclans beginning a new and exciting history for this remarkable Chateau and the 267 hectares surrounding it. Awarded The Wine Enthusiast`s European Winery of The Year Award for 2014.