D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2016
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Wine Spectator 90
"Alluring, with a creamy feel to the mix of white peach, mango and white cherry fruit flavors that stay nicely defined on the finish, thanks to a subtle mineral edge. Drink now."

"An irresistible pink! Charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit. This is a rosé that should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy ... read more
This is a pinkblush wine
Item ID: #24560
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Spectator 90
"Alluring, with a creamy feel to the mix of white peach, mango and white cherry fruit flavors that stay nicely defined on the finish, thanks to a subtle mineral edge. Drink now."

"An irresistible pink! Charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit. This is a rosé that should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy you to resist." ~Winery Notes

Chateau d'Esclans

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Chateau d'EsclansChateau d'Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five 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 chateau's cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard De Villeneuve, in 1201. The current chateau, inspired by Tuscan Villa design, was built during the mid 19th century.
Château d'Esclans lies in the center of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence AOC rosé is produced. The land was occupied as long as 2500 years ago when it was probably used as a lookout point for intruders sailing into the Gulf of Frejus. The original château--of which now only the cellar remains--dates back to before the 12th century.
In 1201, Gérard De Villeneuve, part of a wealthy family from Marseille, took ownership of the château and the majority of the surface area of the Vallée d'Esclans that would eventually be sold off in lots. Two brothers, Sauver Louis Ranque and Francois Alexandre Ranque, were the next to own the château, known then as Terre d'Esclans.
In 1875, they sold the property to Joseph Toussaint Caussemille, who manufactured wooden matches near Marseilles. In 1955, the Perraud family owned the property until 1994.
At that time, it was purchased by a Swedish pension fund that produced a small amount of wine and the remaining grapes were sold to neighboring winemakers.
Sacha Lichine aquired Château d'Esclans in 2006.
Today there are 108 acres (44 ha) of vineyards. The total proprety has 659 acres (267 ha).
The primary grape grown on the property is Grenache followed by Vermentino. Other grapes include Cinsault, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Tibouren.
The château is known for its old Grenache vines which produce grapes that offer greater concentration of flavor than do the younger vines. As the elevation to where the lots are situated increases, so do the age of the vines. At the highest elevated lot vines are as old as 90 years.

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Reviews (8)

Mark

The Wine of Summer

"My favorite Rose"

Joselyn

Excellent. Soft, low acidity. Perfect.

Margaret

Perfect summer rose

Paul

Refreshing light rose

Cindy

Perfect!

Kira

Order at lease a case.

"Simplify your social gatherings for the summer and just buy it by the case. It's delicious, reasonabilty priced and such a pretty color. ;)"

Sorene

private review

Roberta

Hint of strawberry with bitter finish

"I’ve been testing wines in advance of buying a few for Christmas gifts for service people. I’ll admit it. I was attracted to the svelte bottle and the name of this blush colored wine. The label boasts that you might hear or see Whispering Angels if you drink this wine, but when I tasted it, I was at a loss for words, not because I was hearing heavenly hosts, but because it is reminiscent of nothing more than slightly flavored vinegar. There is a hint of strawberry, but the finish is very bitter. It may be a bad bottle but at $16.95 I don’t anticipate a second test. I’ll pass."

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