Château d'Esclans 'Garrus' 2019, Provence, France - 1.5l
Many rosé enthusiasts extol the virtues of Whispering Angel, the world's bestselling wine of this shade. Manufacturers Chateau d'Esclans will have no issue with this, but stablemate Garrus remains worthy of serious consideration. For many, this is the finest rosé that money can buy. Aged in the barrel for 11 months, there's an unmistakable burgundy influence to Garrus. The wine is deep and full-bodied, but a deft acidity ensures that it never feels overpowering. A pleasant spiciness on the nose gives way to a soft creaminess that could rival a champagne on the palate, with a lengthy, wholly welcome aftertaste. Arguably the most serious-minded rosé on the market, Garrus is as stylish and elegant as it is delicious.
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Garrus is best paired with lighter, summer dishes, such seafood, grilled poultry or salads. It also matches well with succulent pork, however
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
Chateau d'Esclans, based in the heart of Provence, hails back to the 13th Century – though the current building has been in use since the mid-1800s. Located in the mountains and overlooking the Mediterranean sea, Chateau d'Esclans uses a range of aged grapes that provide a rich, deep and full flavour to their wines that is truly incomparable. While presently best known for the hugely popular Whispering Angel, Garrus is certain to build a similar following in time.