Magrino agency is proud to announce its representation of Château d’Esclans, a prestigious estate and winery from Provence, France producing some of the world’s leading rosé wines.
Château d’Esclans, which was recently awarded Wine Enthusiast’s European Winery of The Year Award for 2014, has a portfolio which includes four highly regarded premium rosé wines: Whispering Angel, Château d’Esclans, Les Clans and Garrus. The brand will join Magrino’s esteemed wine and spirits division which includes the luxury wine brand Marchesi Antinori, Moet Hennessy Estates & Wines, Nicolas Feuillatte, Bedell Cellars and several William Grant & Sons’ brands.
Built during the mid-19th century, Château d’Esclans is located in the heart of the Côtes de Provence appellation, just north of St.-Tropez. Acquired in 2006 by wine veteran Sacha Lichine, Château d’Esclans has quickly become a world class brand providing a strong contribution to the unprecedented growth within the rosé category. The Château is acclaimed for its old Grenache vines, which produce grapes that offer a greater concentration of flavor and complexity (some vines being up to 90 years old which are located in the higher elevated plots of the estate).
The complete portfolio of Château d’Esclans rosé wine includes:
Château d’Esclans “Garrus” rosé (SRP: $100)
Garrus is extremely transparent and pale in color, with concentrated aromas and flavors of dried citrus. Glazed pear and pineapple fill the mid palate, and the creamy finish features rich, spicy notes. Touted as the most exclusive rosé in the world, Garrus is powerful and elegant with distinct agility.
Château d’Esclans rosé (SRP: $35)
Château d’Esclans is transparent pale in color and has a delicate red berry aromas on the nose. On the palate, it is has mineral and floral notes with a touch of spice; complimented by a long, dry finish. Château d’Esclans is a wine for rosé enthusiasts and the only wine to be awarded a Master, the highest accolade given during the inaugural Drinks Business Rosé Masters.
Château d’Esclans “Les Clans” rosé (SRP: $65)
Les Clans is very light and nearly transparent in color with ripe red berry aromas and toasty hazelnut notes. Ripe pineapple and ginger is evident on the palate with notes of black licorice on the finish. Full-bodied, yet elegant, Les Clans is noted as reminiscent of a white Burgundy.
Whispering Angel (SRP $22)
Named after an early 19th century chapel located on the vineyard property and inspired by the two cherubs who adorn the walls, Whispering Angel is a refreshing, dry rosé. The wine has fresh red berry characteristics with a floral nose and a smooth, round finish. Whispering Angel is the perfect summer bottle that can be enjoyed by wine novices and wine experts alike.
Château d’Esclans boasts a portfolio of rosés tailored to satisfy a variety of flavor preferences and perfect for enjoying all year long. With the upcoming warm weather seasons, the new vintages are ideal for enjoying poolside or for pairing with an array of grilled foods. For additional information visit Esclans.com