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Château D'Esclans Rosé

Grape varietals: 85% Grenache and 15% Rolle, Vineyards: Single Vineyard 30-35 year old vines, 100% Estate grown and bottled, Vinification: 50% Stainless steel fermentation tanks blended with 50% demi-muids (600 liter French oak barrels). Temperature controlled in both cases with “bâtonnages” of the yeast lees. Six months aging in tank and barrel. Late bottling due to extended contact with yeast lees and barrel aging, Taste profile: Shiny and transparent pale rosé color. Delicate red berry aromas with mineral notes. A touch of floral as well as spice notes. A touch of oak adds a creamy feel and texture. Rich and racy on the palate. Firm acidity with a long and silky finish. Powerful and elegant. A classy wine. If you like the minerality of a Sancerre, you will love this…

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  • Ratings
    Ratings 2015: WS 90, WE 92, MJ 19/20, JS 94
  • Grape Varieties
    Grape Varieties 80 % Grenache, 20 % Rolle.
  • Vineyards
    Vineyards 50-55 year old vines. Upper elevation vineyards. Rocky limestone and gravel soils.
  • Vinification:
    Vinification: 100% barrel fermented in demi-muids (600 liter French oak barrels; 50% new oak and 50% year one barrels). Temperature controlled with “bâtonnages” of the yeast lees. Eleven to twelve months aging in barrel. Late bottling due to extended contact with yeast lees and barrel aging.
  • Taste Profile & Style:
    Taste Profile & Style: Very light transparent pale rosé color. Ripe red berry aromas with toasty and hazel nut notes. Ripe pineapple and ginger on the mouth. Rich and exotic. Black licorice notes as well. Full bodied, yet elegant. A classy wine.

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