Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2008
Rose from Provence, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Heralded as the greatest Rose in the world, Garrus' limited quantity (6 barrels per vintage) makes it a highly select wine. Noted for its creaminess and lush minerally finish, this wine is uncommonly elegant and has achieved cult status among the wealthy elite of the French Riviera.
"Grenache and rolle, raised in demi-muids. Light copper-pink. Wild, pungent aromas of raspberry, blood orange, yellow rose, vanilla and musky herbs, with nuances of smoky lees and oak spice. Weighty, densely packed orchard fruit and red berry flavors expand in the mid-palate, picking up notes of melon and candied orange peel. The vanilla, spice and floral notes resonate on the creamy, extremely long finish. Impressively rich and potent but at the same time detailed. This would be great with strong cheeses or an equally decadent shellfish dish."
International Wine Cellar
"Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried citrus give this rosé plenty of power. Glazed pear and pineapple fill the midpalate, and the creamy finish features rich, spicy notes. Balanced and elegant. Drink now through 2013. 250 cases made."
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Also enchanted by the Provence his father speaks of with emotion, Sacha Alexis Lichine, convinced by the potential of these sun-drenched soils, become the owner, with the Angostura group, of Chateau d'Esclans in 2006. Since then, he hasn't ceased to combine his talent and know-how to this magical terroir, and has given a new dimension to Provence Rose, making a unique assemblage of...
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Not just a destination for tourists and movie stars, Provence makes some delicious and easy-drinking wines. Most of these wines are rose - a dry, pale, pink style rose. The climate here is Mediterranean, with most of the vines planted on southern facing slopes to avoid the fierce Mistral winds. Thirteen varieties are permitted in the region, the most important for rose being...
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Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...
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