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Côtes de Provence Garrus Château d'Esclans 2021

FloralFood-friendly wineICON-WINE

14.5%

0.75L

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The world's dearest rosé, vinified like a fine Burgundy.

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Considered the world’s most expensive rosé, this little gem is crafted with as much care as a fine Burgundy and is well worth your attention! This exceptional cuvée was created in 2006 and has been given accolades ever since, with James Suckling calling it ‘the greatest rosé ever’. The best parcels of mature vines are selected for the making of this cuvée, a blend made up mainly of Grenache, Vermentino and Syrah. The harvest always takes place in the morning and the grapes are sorted three times once they reach the winery. They are destemmed and lightly pressed at 7-8°C in order to avoid oxidation. The first-run and press juice is blended with no maceration. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in new demi-muids before Burgundy-style stirring twice a week. This is a gastronomic rosé that will pair wonderfully with your finest dishes. In the glass, you’ll find a pale colour and a bouquet of dried fruit and white flowers. A rosé that is delicately aromatic and deep.

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Côtes de Provence Garrus Château d'Esclans 2021

The wine

Considered the world’s most expensive rosé, this little gem is crafted with as much care as a fine Burgundy and is well worth your attention! This exceptional cuvée was created in 2006 and has been given accolades ever since, with James Suckling calling it ‘the greatest rosé ever’. The best parcels of mature vines are selected for the making of this cuvée, a blend made up mainly of Grenache, Vermentino and Syrah. The harvest always takes place in the morning and the grapes are sorted three times once they reach the winery. They are destemmed and lightly pressed at 7-8°C in order to avoid oxidation. The first-run and press juice is blended with no maceration. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in new demi-muids before Burgundy-style stirring twice a week. This is a gastronomic rosé that will pair wonderfully with your finest dishes. In the glass, you’ll find a pale colour and a bouquet of dried fruit and white flowers. A rosé that is delicately aromatic and deep.

About the Producer Château d'Esclans

Château d'Esclans? It's known for creating the most expensive rosé in the world, the famous Garrus cuvée. Situated in Var in the South of France, 74 hectares of this extensive 267-hectare estate is used to produce Provence rosés. The main varieties that go into its blends are Grenache, Vermentino, Cinsault, Merlot, and Mourvèdre along with a few others. The vines are up to 90 years old and so they sometimes produce highly concentrated raisins. These luxury rosés are the wish of Sacha Lichine who acquired the estate in 2006. The former owner of Château Prieuré-Lichine located in Margaux creates these rosés with hints of woodiness like he would for some fine white wines, bottles to be conserved and uncorked in a year or two rather than the year following the harvest. And there are currently five rosés in the Rosés de Provence range. The property is by no means young with its history going back many centuries and its cellars dating back to the 12th century.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 14.5 %

Region : Provence

Appellation : Côtes de Provence

Owner : Château d'Esclans

Vintage : 2021

Colour : rosé

Service temperature : 10°

Viticulture : conventional More information....

Size (in ha) : 74 hectares

Intensity : crisp

Leading aroma : floral

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Syrah, Vermentino, Grenache
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