Medium bodied, creamy textured - fresh fruits, juicy & dry.
Tasting Notes: A delicate, pale pink in colour, this has some evidence of oak on the nose, which gives the wine a smoky character. The palate is complex yet elegant with notes of nectarines, peach and redcurrant. The wine underwent Bâtonnage two times a week for ten months, this added complex flavours of sandlewood and butter and gave the wine its medium body and creamy texture.
Limited supply for 2021 vintage
Sacha Lichine is a man of pedigree. His father, of Russian descent, and American mother, had built their wealth and reputation with a Bordeaux business which included Chateaux Prieurie Lichine and Lascombes in Margaux. Sacha Lichine has continued with the family tradition for innovation, by drawing on his wide experience of winemaking and his keen understanding of consumer needs a range of contemporary Mediterranean wines with the ‘chicken’ labels, whose fruit forward style makes them immediately enjoyable. They are southern French with a distinct New World accent.
The appellation of Côtes de Provence covers a wide swathe of land from Aix east to Cannes. Although much of the production is of dry rosé wine made from Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, it does also cover red and white wines. Provence has a warm Mediterranean climate with adequate rainfall and the cold Mistral wind provides cooling influence but the best sites are usually sheltered.
Food Pairings : Try with Lobster Thermidor or cheese souffle
Grape : Grenache Blanc 75% & Rolle 15%
Producer : Sacha Lichine, Chateau d'Esclans
Country : Provence, France