Chateau d'Esclans Rose 2011
Rose from Provence, France
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Esclans is the second label in the d'Eslcans flight and it leads into partial oak vinification giving it hints of the complexity and structure for which Chateau d'Esclans high end cuvees are known.
"Lovely pale pink color. This is intense and flavorful with tropical fruit, white pepper and minerals on the nose and palate. White peaches too. Full body with bright acidity and a lively finish. Great intensity. The flavors last for minutes on the finish."
"Light salmon skin color. Ripe red berries and orange on the fragrant, spice-accented nose. Plush, seamless raspberry and cherry flavors are complemented by notes of vanilla and candied flowers, with a late white pepper nuance adding bite. Finishes smooth and long, with lingering floral and red fruit notes."
International Wine Cellar
"This vibrant and creamy style boasts lots of juiciness to the sweet cherry, boysenberry and wild plum flavors. Intense ginger notes mark the crunchy finish."
"Full, soft and rounded, this shows flavors of ripe strawberry and red plum. The texture is smooth, with just a tang of minerality. Nutmeg and pepper compliment the acidity on the finish."
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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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