So how does this affect the wine? The increase in quality and extra stability imparted allows these wines to keep far longer than before. It has opened up the opportunity to see how Rosé develops with age and some provide startlingly good results. A great example of this is can be found in Chateau D’Esclans “Garrus” Rosé where we have recently finished the 2007 and have moved on to the 2008. It is silky smooth, yet complex with rich creamy notes and perhaps a hint of biscuit, remaining beautifully bright and a delight on the palate. If I wrote this about a White Burgundy or similar it would perhaps come as no surprise, but for a Rosé it is outstanding. Yes, it takes a while to make and is aged in temperature controlled barrels for ten months, but here is a Rosé that truly benefits from its age. It is quite expensive, but conjures up another old adage, “That you get what you pay for”, and with this wine you certainly do!