Château d’Esclans has announced the seventeenth vintage release of its flagship wine, Whispering Angel, which helped create the modern taste for Provence rosé.
“A pale and pure rosé with notes of fresh citrus, rose petal and red fruits on the nose and a palate that is round and well-balanced with great acidity and structure,” says Founder Sacha Lichine of Whispering Angel’s newest vintage.
This is a blend of free-run juices and pressed juices consisting primarily of grenache, cinsault and rolle from old vines grown in La Motte, Provence. Fermentation and ageing took place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks with twice-weekly lees-stirring.
The result is a pale rosé with notes of fresh citrus, rose petal and red fruits on the nose, the company reports, and a palate that is round and well balanced with acidity and structure. Drink as an apéritif, or pair with a variety of foods, from herb-infused (Mediterranean) styled dishes to Pan Asian cuisine.