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2019
Chateau de L'escarelle

Chateaux de l’Escarelle is located less than an hour’s drive east of Aix-en-Provence in the midst of stunning protected countryside.  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.  The variation in altitude contributes to the terroir’s special character of very expressive, aromatic wines.

 

Made from a majority of Cinsault with the rest in equal parts of Grenache and Syrah.  The color is light rose.  The aromatics open beautifully with white flowers and a hint of vanilla on the nose. The palate reveals notes of strawberry, red current, dust and bright minerality, but is remarkably balanced.  The lively acidity on the finish keeps it long and fresh.  Great rosé as an aperitif or traditional Southern French dishes made with shellfish.