Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rosé 2016


£132.12

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £792.72

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The top of the range among Sacha Lichines rosés, Garrus offers a uniquely vinous, savoury style. Toasty and floral aromas precede a powerful, though never heavy, palate. Despite the mouthfilling texture, the wine retains remarkable focus and structure.

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Country France

Region  Provence Appellation Côtes de Provence

Grape  Grenache  Rolle

Alcohol 14%

Closure Cork


Producer Caves dEsclans is the brightest new star of the Côtes de Provence. Established in 2006 when Bordeaux-born Sacha Lichine bought the Château dEsclans, this dynamic producer harnesses both the châteaugrown grapes and fruit from local growers to create a stunning range of highly sought-after wines. Patrick Léon, the former winemaker at MoutonRothschild, oversees production.


Vineyard The grapes come from specially selected plots at Château dEsclans, where the estates oldest vines grow on south-facing chalky-clay slopes. Harvesting only took place between sunrise and noon to avoid picking in the hottest part of the day.


Winery The grapes were sorted three times, both electronically and manually, before destemming and a light crushing at 7-8ºC. The wine was made from ninety percent free-run juice and ten percent first pressing, and vinified in new and second-fill 600-litre oak barrels for ten months, with twice weekly batonnage.


Taste The top of the range among Sacha Lichines rosés, Garrus offers a uniquely vinous, savoury style. Toasty and floral aromas precede a powerful, though never heavy, palate. Despite the mouthfilling texture, the wine retains remarkable focus and structure.


Press Distinctive, with mango, peach and melon notes forming a weighty core, while orange zest and jicama flavors keep this defined and honest. The long finish has good drive. 91 points, Wine Spectator, September 2015

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Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Provence

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Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rosé 2016

The top of the range among Sacha Lichines rosés, Garrus offers a uniquely vinous, savoury style. Toasty and floral aromas precede a powerful, though never heavy, palate. Despite the mouthfilling texture, the wine retains remarkable focus and structure.

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