Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2010
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%.
Whispering Angel is the introductory wine to the Chateau's line of Rose. Noted for its fresh, fruity yet bone dry characteristics.
"On the lighter side, creamy and elegant, with fresh raspberry and glazed citrus flavors, followed by a lively and well-spiced finish. Drink now. 8,500 cases made."
"Pale pink. Redcurrant, dried flowers and spices on the nose, with a subtle herbal quality emerging with air. Dry and tightly focused, with good grip to its bitter red fruit flavors. The firm finish features good cut and lingering herbacity."
International Wine Cellar
A wonderfully, light and crisp wine that lives up to the standard of what you'd expect from a Provencal rose. I try others but come back to this one again and again.
- 9/15/2014 (286 items) (viewed 4288 times)
- 9/5/2014 (65 items) (viewed 1622 times)
- 7/14/2011 (48 items) (viewed 1377 times)
Learn About Chateau d'Esclans Map It
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...
Read More About Chateau d'Esclans
Learn About Provence
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...
Read More About Provence
Learn About Rose
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,...
Read More About Rose