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Château d’Escalns lies in the centre of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence rosé is produced. The first traces of the château’s site date...
Château d’Escalns lies in the centre of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence rosé is produced. The first traces of the château’s site date back to Gaullist times during which the location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The property was bought by Sacha Lichine, son of famous Alexis Lichine who owned Château Prieuré Lichine in Margaux, in 2006 with the intention of making the world’s best rosé. Combined with the efforts of Patrick Leon, who was previously Managing Director of Mouton Rothschild, his wines have gone on to receive international acclaim.
Sacha felt that rosé had an opportunity to become more serious in addition to being served and consumed by a broader audience. Since then he has built a world class brand while providing a strong contribution to the unprecedented growth of the rosé category.
With 44 hectares under vine Esclans, is known for its old Grenache vines, some of which are as old as 90 years in the highest vineyards. In 2006, Château d’Esclans made a few barrels of rosé from an 80 year old vineyard and the flagship wine Garrus was born.
Provence is a region in the south-east of France that is renowned for its production of rosé wines. The history of winemaking in Provence dates back to ancient...
Provence is a region in the south-east of France that is renowned for its production of rosé wines. The history of winemaking in Provence dates back to ancient times, with the Greeks and Romans introducing viticulture to the region. The style of production in Provence is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The wines produced in Provence are typically light and refreshing, with a pale pink colour and delicate aromas of red fruits and flowers. The most common grape varieties used in Provence are Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. In addition to rosé, Provence also produces red and white wines, as well as fortified wines such as Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. Overall, Provence is a region that is known for its high-quality wines that are perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day.
Côtes de Provence
Côtes de Provence is a wine appellation located in the southeastern region of France, known for producing some of the finest rosé wines in the world. The region...
Côtes de Provence is a wine appellation located in the southeastern region of France, known for producing some of the finest rosé wines in the world. The region has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the ancient Greeks who first introduced grape cultivation to the area.
The style of production in Côtes de Provence is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The vineyards are situated on hillsides and terraces, with soils ranging from limestone to schist and sandstone. The grapes grown in this region include Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Tibouren, with Grenache being the most widely planted.
The typical wines produced in Côtes de Provence are rosé wines, which account for over 80% of the region's production. These wines are known for their pale pink color, delicate aromas of red fruits and flowers, and refreshing acidity. The rosé wines from Côtes de Provence are made using the saignée method, where the juice is bled off from the red grapes after a short maceration period. This results in a lighter, more delicate wine with a lower tannin content.
In addition to rosé wines, Côtes de Provence also produces red and white wines. The red wines are typically made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, and are known for their full-bodied, spicy character. The white wines are made from a blend of Rolle, Ugni Blanc, and Clairette, and are known for their crisp acidity and citrus flavors.
Overall, Côtes de Provence is a region that produces some of the finest rosé wines in the world. The combination of Mediterranean climate, diverse soils, and skilled winemakers results in wines that are both elegant and refreshing. Whether you're looking for a light and fruity rosé to enjoy on a summer day, or a full-bodied red to pair with a hearty meal, Côtes de Provence has something to offer for every wine lover.