Dry and juicy, medium bodied - very lightly oaked.
Tasting Notes: Château d’Esclans is the estate wine made from Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino), and was designed to bring together the different approaches Ch. d`Esclans use to make their wines; stainless steel and barrel fermentation. The combination of techniques results in a unique cross between freshness and complexity making it a full style rose with a smooth and creamy texture whilst retaining and elegance distinctive of the region.
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.
The Drinks Business Global Masters Master Award 97/100 2018
Food Match : Serve with lobster thermidor or ceviche.
Grape : Grenache 71%, Vermentino 27% & Tibouren 2%
Producer : Sacha Lichine, Chateau d'Esclans
Country : Provence, France