Whispering Angel has reputedly become the world’s greatest rose , a wine that its consumption especially during summertime is impressive , still though a festive wine for all year round . Its story begun in 2006 when Sacha Lichine ,following his acquisition of Château d’Esclans , created the most legendary rose wine of nowadays. That meant to be the “Rosé Renaissance”. Sacha introduced new and innovative winemaking techniques to Provence which revolutionized the styles of rosés being produced from this region.
Château d’Esclans lies in the center of the Department of the Var, where the majority of Provence AOC rosé is produced. It is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast .
Chateau’s emblematic wine is the “star” rose of the world The Whispering Angel . Its colour is the typical Provencal , salmon rose . As you bring it close to your nose sensuous and delicate aromas emerge , from fresh citrus fruits such as pink grapefruit , to bouquet of flowers and jasmine petals ,to some herbal allusions (Levander , the characteristic herb of the Provence region ) and fresh red fruits . In the mouth you can taste the strawberries and a complex layer of a combination of fruits , such as fresh red berries and citrus , it is so refreshing and delicate , an harmonious combine rose dry wine . Grapes are grown in some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermintino ), Syrah and Tibouren. Harvested between sunrise and noon with optical grape sorting. Let’s share an ode to the world’s legendary rose wine Whispering Angel !
“In the Esclans Valley angels whisper. If you drink this wine, you might hear them… If you visit us, you might see the “
“But you are more than love,
the fiery kiss,
the heat of fire,
more than the wine of life;
the community of man,
chorus of discipline,
abundance of flowers.
I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.”
Ode to Wine , Pablo Neruda
“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” Charles Baudelaire
For me it’s a tradition to drink Whispering Angel on my birthday the past few years , it is on 23rd of June and it is the most suitable option for summer nights . But lately I have been enjoying it all year round . Why not try it for New Year’s Eve ?
Some Backstage from the shooting
You can order the wine online here .
Thank you for taking the time to read ! Let’s raise our glasses full of our favourite rose wine and wish for a bright New Year . Let’s hope that 2021 is going to be a year that gathering with friends and celebrate with them accompanied with fine wines won’t be a fictional scenario .
Happy New Year to all ! My very best wishes for you and your beloved ones !
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos
Eleni Kadigkou Xx