Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, Tibouren, Shiraz/Syrah
A pivotal moment for Sacha Lichine was his 2006 acquisition of Chateau d'Esclans in Provence. Sacha felt that Rosé had strong developmental opportunities to become more serious from a production standpoint in addition to being served and consumed more broadly. The result to this foresight energized by an abiding passion for making and promoting great wine, has resulted in building a world class brand, Whispering Angel, Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel, Chateau d'Esclans Les Clans and Chateau d'Esclans Garrus.
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.
Grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primariraly of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibouren. Harvesting at sunrise to noon. Optical grape sorting. Destemming and slight crushing at 7-8°C to avoid oxydation. Both the free run juice and pressed juices are vinified in stainless steel. "Batônnage" is twice weekly.Temperature controlled.