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The Palm Rosé By Whispering Angel

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Why you'll love this wine?

Say hello to ‘The Palm’. Crafted by the same skilled hands as the eponymous Whisperer, this is 95% of the experience for a few pounds less.

Given their incredible reputation you can be sure Château d’Esclans aren’t just cashing in on the success of Whispering Angel. This is another fantastic quality wine with a different and unique character. It delivers plenty of Provence Rosé style and is as enjoyable and easy to drink as you would hope and expect.

 

Best enjoyed with...

… an open top Mercedes that you’ve driven down the coast just south of Cannes. Parked up overlooking the Med, you’re best friend by your side and memories of the world before Corona.

 

What are wine lovers like you saying...

Whispering Angel is one of my favourite wines so I was curious to try this. I really enjoyed it! It was fruity and light. I’ll certainly buy it again!

“New Rosé from the producers of Whispering Angel. Gorgeous colour with the taste to match. Strawberries and a hint of citrus. Perfect wine for sitting in the garden late into a warm summer evening!”

Who made this lovely wine and how...?

Château d’Esclans

Chateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the Château’s site date back to the times of the Gauls during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The chateau’s cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard De Villeneuve, in 1201. The current chateau, inspired by Tuscan Villa design, was built during the mid 19th century.

Château d’Esclans lies in the center of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence AOC rosé is produced. The land was occupied as long as 2500 years ago when it was probably used as a lookout point for intruders sailing into the Gulf of Frejus. The original château—of which now only the cellar remains—dates back to before the 12th century. In 1201, Gérard De Villeneuve, part of a wealthy family from Marseille, took ownership of the château and the majority of the surface area of the Vallée d’Esclans that would eventually be sold off in lots. Two brothers, Sauver Louis Ranque and Francois Alexandre Ranque, were the next to own the château, known then as Terre d’Esclans.

In 1875, they sold the property to Joseph Toussaint Caussemille, who manufactured wooden matches near Marseilles. In 1955, the Perraud family owned the property until 1994. At that time, it was purchased by a Swedish pension fund that produced a small amount of wine and the remaining grapes were sold to neighboring winemakers. Sacha Lichine aquired Château d’Esclans in 2006. Today there are 183 acres (74 ha) of vineyards. The total proprety has 659 acres (267 ha).

The primary grape grown on the property is Grenache followed by Vermentino. Other grapes include Cinsault, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Tibouren. The château is known for its old Grenache vines which produce grapes that offer greater concentration of flavor than do the younger vines. As the elevation to where the lots are situated increases, so do the age of the vines. At the highest elevated lot vines are as old as 90 years.

Vinification

Harvesting from sunrise to noon.

The grapes which are used to make The Palm are sorted optically. Destemming and slight crushing at 7-8c to avoid oxidation.

No maceration. Aging on fine lees in stainless steel vats.

Producer
Château d'Esclans
Region
Côtes de Provence
Type
Provence Rosé
Alcohol By Vol.
13%
Bottle Size
750ml
Closure
Cork
Preservatives
Sulphites
Grape
Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Serve At
10c
 
 

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