2015 Chateau d' Esclans Rose Garrus

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cotes de Provence
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"A rosé of a different color, so to speak, featuring a noticeably creamy edge around a core of perfumy peach, apricot and mango notes. Stays lithe and elegant through the finish, with hints of bergamot and wet stone. Grenache and Rolle. Drink now. 1,500 cases made. –JM " (WS)

"Light brilliant orange-pink. Intense, expansive aromas of fresh red berries, orange, peach and vanilla, accompanied by smoky mineral and floral overtones. Sappy, concentrated and smoky on the palate, offering densely packed raspberry, tangerine and buttered toast flavors and a repeating vanilla note. Blind, I'd have guessed that this was a serious white Burgundy. Shows outstanding energy and mineral lift on the very long, supple finish, which echoes the floral and smoke notes." (VM)

"Amazing aromas of lilac flowers and roses. White peaches and fresh pears. Full body, tight and compacted with amazing depth and finesse. The phenolic tension and texture suggest a rosé that will improve for many years ahead. This is a great wine. Drink now." (JS)

"This is a serious wine with a lighter brighter side. Its wood aging adds spice to the ripe red fruits and brings out the concentration and intensity. It is, in its way, an unexpected side of Provence rosé, emphasizing richness and complexity. But it all comes together: a fine wine that, after a year of aging, is ready to drink." (WE)

Winery Notes:
As a negociant and vinificateur (winery), Caves d’esclans identifies vineyards, grapes and wines from château d’esclans as well as local growers to make what has reputedly become the world’s greatest rosé. As our objective is to obtain the best quality grapes and wines, we have created relationships with the local grape growers, committed beside Caves d’esclans, whose vineyards are treated with the same high standards of quality as are the vineyards of Château d’esclans.

Grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault. Harvesting at sunrise to noon. Optical grape sorting. Destemming and slight crushing at 7-8c to avoid oxidation. Both the free run juice and pressed juices are vinified in stainless steel. “Batônnage” is twice weekly. Temperature controlled