2019 Chateau d’Esclans 'Rock Angel' Rose Cotes de Provence
Winemaker Notes: The catch phrase "It all started with a whisper…now it's time to Rock" introduces Rock Angel. Partially fermented and aged in large oak barrels, this Rosé bears a more complex and structured taste profile than Whispering Angel bringing it into a more premium realm giving Rosé lovers a bigger and richer wine that is fabulous as an aperitif or paired with a broad range of fine cuisine. If you like the minerality of a Sancerre, you will love this wine.
James Suckling - "A rosé with substance, offering cooked pears, green apples and light honey undertones. Medium to full body and a creamy texture. Flavorful and beautiful. Hint of cedar coming through and just a hint of bitterness at the end, which adds to the complexity. A little more barrel work here provides greater complexity. Drink now."
Vinous - "Light pink. Mineral-accented red berry and pit fruit aromas are complemented by a building floral top note. Silky and smooth on the palate, offering ripe strawberry, tangerine and white peach flavors that take on a honeyed nuance with air. Shows very good persistence on the finish, which leaves a repeating pit fruit note behind. Drinking window: 2021 - 2024"
Decanter - "From one of the most well-known rosé brands around the world, Rock Angel is the bigger, more intense and nuanced brother to Whispering Angel. Pale blush pink in colour, this is lively and refreshing with the depth and structure to pair well with food. A blend of Grenache and Vermentino, this offers white flower and raspberry notes on the nose and a blend of apple, pink grapefruit and summer berries on the palate. One to try if you like the other wines in the stable."
Wine Enthusiast - "This ripe wine is packed with warm strawberry fruits, lightly touched by acidity. Juicy, perfumed and with an attractive spicy character, it has weight, richness and density, with a fine bite of pepper at the end."
|Grape Varietals||Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Vermentino|