Chateau D'esclans

Chateau 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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D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2017 3.0L
“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
Item Number: 30227
Bottle:$119.95
Case: $119.95
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Chateau D'Esclans 'Rock Angel' Rose 2017
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“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
Item Number: 29228
Bottle:$26.45
Case: $158.70
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D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2017
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“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
Item Number: 27868
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2016 1.5L
90  Wine Spectator 
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,

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2016
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90  Wine Spectator 
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,

Chateau D'Esclans 'Rock Angel' Rose 2015
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92  Decanter 
Decanter 92 " A pale, barely-there pink, with a pure, youthful nose, and a palate that is both fresh yet intense. Citrus-rinsed red currant fruits, with no noticeable oak, although it is aged partially in 600 litre barrels. "  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Time to rock with this new, lightly oaked cuvée

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2015
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"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." ~Winety

Chateau D'Esclans 'Rock Angel' Rose 2014
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Features a zippy frame, with orange zest and wet stone notes, while the core of watermelon rind and white cherry fruit hangs through the finish. This has a touch more range and length than most of its peers. Drink now. 7,000 cases made." - JM

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2014
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A fresh and clean rosé with lots of fruit and structure compared to the 2013. It has more volume and roundness. This has more depth too. Patrick Leon says it may seem to have less acidity but it has more wine. It's more flavorful. The blend is the same as always - grenache,

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2013 375ml
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A tangy white with light strawberry jam and lemon character. Full and crisp with a cherry skin, clean finish. Always delicious. Drink now."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 "Tasted blind. Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren. Very pale pink. Fragrant, delicate (again, at last)

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2013
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A tangy white with light strawberry jam and lemon character. Full and crisp with a cherry skin, clean finish. Always delicious. Drink now."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 "Tasted blind. Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren. Very pale pink. Fragrant, delicate (again, at last)

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "This is lively with lots of peaches and light strawberries. Medium-to-full body, with bright and lively acidity. Citrusy. This is already sold out at the winery. A wonderful beach wine for everyone. Grenache, Rolle, Tibouren, Cinsault and Syrah."  Wine Enthusiast 88 "A

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2011
90  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Spectator 90 "This elegant wine displays a sense of power behind the delicate flavors of dried cherry, licorice, cream and spice. Finishes with notes of dried mango and hints of sage honey. Drink now. 1,5000 cases imported."~KM  International Wine Cellar 90 "Light peach skin color.

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2010
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88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Robust, with dried red fruit flavors accented by herbal, minerally overtones. The firm, juicy finish is powered by hints of licorice. Drink now." ~KM