WINE ADVENTURE JOURNAL

Wine Of The Week – Chateau d’Esclans 2017 Whispering Angel Rosé

Our Wine Of The Week is Chateau d’Esclans 2017 Whispering Angel Rosé. Rosé is the rage this spring and great wines of this style are showing up on local shelves from all around the world. The south of France has been sending an abundant supply of affordable rosé, typically priced between $20 to $30. Whispering Rose is a drinkable, medium-bodied rosé with a hint of strawberries and strong berry fruits with a soft finish. Great for sipping or pairing with fish, salads and rice dishes.

Chateau d’Esclans in Provence is surrounded by an area known as La Vallee des Esclans (Valley Of The Clans). About 20% of wine production in the area is dedicated to high quality rosé. The 2016 vintage of Whispering Angel was rated 90 points by Wine Advocate, there are no ratings yet on 2017. Alcohol: 13%. Retail price: about $23 on Wine.com.

by John Souerbry