Summer has finally arrived and you know what that means - time for Rose! And we have one of the most elegant,stylish Provencal roses available, Whispering Angel from Chateau d'Esclans, available by the glass (£6.75) in the wine bar as well as available for take away from the Wine Vault. The Rock Angel rose is also available for take away in the Wine Vault.
The Chateau was founded by Sacha Lichine, renown negociant and sommelier with 3 other partners. Sasha was the driving force behind the founding of Whispering Angel, as well as it's stablemates, Rock Angel, Les Clans and Garrus. The estate is known for it's old grenache vines which produce rose wines that have more depth and complexity then the usual Provencal roses. The chateau also has the oldest cellars in the region, dating back to the 12th century.
We are happy to have both the Whispering Angel and the Rock Angel. The grapes for both wines come from the estate as well as local growers who have long standing relationships with the estate. The Whispering Angel is a blend of cinsault, grenache and syrah.
The Whispering Angel is fresh, clean and elegant with a depth of concentration in flavour while still retaining the pale rose colour that we have come to expect from Provencal rose. It has ripe, juicy fruit on the palate while finishing with a nice spicy edge.
Chateau d'Esclans will be in the wine bar on May 16th from 6- 9 pm pouring both Whispering Angel and Rock Angel by the glass or by the bottle so stop in!
Whispering Angel is currently available by the glass (£6.75) in the wine bar as well as available for take away from the Wine Vault.