Wine Region: Provence - France
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault.
Tasting notes: Aromas of fresh wild strawberry fruit, supported by pear, acacia blossom and white fruit notes on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast 92/100
"The wine comes from a steep vineyard covering a site that once housed a fort of the Knights Templar. This perfumed blend of Syrah and Grenache is rich and packed with wild strawberry and pepper flavors. It's a fine wine, ready to drink from late 2022. Organic. Roger Voss"
James Suckling 92/100
"Pale apricot color with aromas of cherry stones, cherry blossoms, red apples and rosemary. Concentrated and flavorful with a medium body and bright acidity. Crunchy and deliciously fruity, while remaining elegant. From organically grown grapes. Drink now." - JS, April 2022.
About the winery: Chateau de l'Escarelle's 100 hectares of vines flourish in the midst of 1,000 hectares of stunning, protected countryside in the very heart of Provence. Less than an hour's drive east of Aix-en-Provence, the estate is famous for its beautifully aromatic and enticing dry Rosé wines that are made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
The vines are planted in limestone soil on terraces separated by dry-stone walls at an altitude of up to 500 meters, naturally following the shape of Escarelle's hills and the Montagne de la Loube. This variation in altitude contributes to the terroir's special character, enabling the vinification of very expressive, aromatic wines.
Yann Pineau, French businessman and environmental advocate, purchased the estate in 2014. Yann is passionate about wine and also deeply committed to preserving the unique natural environment of Chateau de l'Escarelle. Since purchasing the estate, Yann has made a significant investment in the property by updating the winery and also initiated the process of converting the entire estate to organic farming. Escarelle's first certified organic wines will be released in 2021.
Château de l'Escarelle currently holds the Haute Valeur Environnementale certification (HVE), France's most stringent environmental certificate.
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