Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Cotes du Provence Rose 2019
Produced in the cellars of Château d’Esclans, which won The Wine Enthusiasts’ European Winery of The Year Award in 2014, Whispering Angel is a benchmark of classic Côtes de Provence rosé. Adored by wine-lovers around the world, the wine has evocative flavours of grapefruit and citrus combined with refreshing acidity.
Whispering Angel has been the talk of Provence, if not the wine world at large, for some time now. This tantalising blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre is one of the most exciting cuvées from Côtes de Provence to grace the shelves of wine shops in a long time. A supremely drinkable rosé that will have you pouring “just one more glass” for yourself and your friends.
It is a pale coral pink in the glass. Enticing aromas of juicy ripe strawberry, white peach, passionfruit and lemon peel permeate the nostrils. Upon the palate, it appears bone dry. Ribbons of gossamer silk texture and an enchanting slipperiness advance at just the right moment, giving way to charming and refined layers of white peach, cherry, tangerine and citrus, with hints of more exotic spices, passion fruit, and mango. White peach, dried mango, and white cherry all ride out on a wave of honey tinged with sage. Streaked with racy minerality and a lingering river-stone and pink grapefruit blossom aftertaste.
Enjoy Whispering Angel chilled at 8°C, as an aperitif or with grilled fish and shellfish dishes, grilled poultry, soft mild cheeses, salads, berries and stone fruits with fresh cream, Frito misto or charcuterie.
Château d’Esclans is located on an elevated plateau on the Mediterranean coast near the Georges de Pennafort. It lies just 25 kilometres northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus. Enjoyed as an aperitif.