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2014 Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose....$19.99Grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motteen Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino), Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren. Harvesting at sunrise to noon.
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. Château d’Esclans lies in the center of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence AOC rosé is produced.
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.