Lunching with Chateau d’Esclans
I recently lunched with the good people of Chateau d’Esclans. Chateau d’Esclans is located in Provence and as the region is famed for its rosés it shouldn’t be a surprise that Chateau d’Esclans makes some rather excellent rosé wines.
They are known for producing such great wines as Whispering Angel, Rock Angel, Garrus and Les Clans, all of which have been highly praised by both wine writers and consumers alike.
At lunch we were treated to all 4 wines, including a double magnum of Garrus. Garrus is a fine and delicate rose, such a pleasure to drink in both with our eyes and mouth. It’s made from old vines Grenache and Rolle and has a wonderful depth of flavour as well as a very pleasurable silky texture. I loved this wine with lunch, nicely paired with a goats cheese dish.
The Les Clans was another favourite, again made from some of the best and oldest vines of Grenache and Rolle, this wine was very approachable, full of strawberry falvours and aromas with a hint of brioche on the nose from the oak aging.
Although it’s still winter, drinking these wines recalls warm summer days and the promise of sunshine on my face. I can’t wait!