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Chateau D'Esclans, Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France, 2020

Produced by Château d’Esclans

£22.95/bottle

2020  |  13.0%
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Whispering Angel is a benchmark of classic Côtes de Provence rosé. Adored by wine lovers around the world, the wine has evocative flavours of grapefruit and citrus combined with refreshing acidity.

“Fresh, crisp rosé from the award-winning Château d’Esclans.”

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Whispering Angel is today’s worldwide reference for Provence rosé. Made from Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Vermentino), its pale color is pleasing to the eye and draws one in. The rewarding taste profile is full and lush while being bone dry with a smooth finish. Highly approachable and enjoyable with a broad range of cuisine, Whispering Angel is a premium rosé that you can drink from mid-day to midnight.

Created by Sacha Lichine following his acquisition of Château d’Esclans in 2006, his vision was to create the greatest rosés in the world igniting the “Rosé Renaissance”. Sacha introduced new and innovative winemaking techniques to Provence which revolutionized the styles of rosés being produced from this region. This led to the creation of Whispering Angel, a world class rosé which presents both ease and accessibility making for enjoyment and pleasure.

As Sacha says “In the Esclans Valley angels whisper. If you drink this wine, you might hear them… If you visit us, you might see them.”

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 chateaugrown grapes and fruit from local growers to create a stunning range of highly sought-after wines. Patrick Leon, the former winemaker at MoutonRothschild, 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.

REVIEWS
“Deliciously creamy and smooth”, James Suckling
“Delicious, a remarkable effort”, (The Wine Spectator)
“Young, pure and fresh. Perfect for a summer lunch”, La Razón
“Elegant cool precision with easy going open and attractive fruitiness ”, (Tom Cannavan’s Wine Pages)
“Sensational and stunningly balanced”, Matthew Jukes
“Soft Silky and well balanced”, Elizabeth Gabay MW
“Absolutely stunning”, Matthew Jukes
“Pale pastel pink. Fragrant and floral aromas- very inviting. Airy fresh palate that distinguishes good Provence rosé. ”, Joanna Simon
“Well balanced juicy character with fine minerality and convincing length”, Markus del Monego (Tasting Book Your Personal Wine Professional)
“The benchmark for new rosés; fresh, silky, light. ”, Chandra Kurt (Konfekt)

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