About Chateau D'Esclans 2015 Garrus Rose, Cotes de Provence
Featured in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2017 Collectors' Edition In 2006, Château D'Esclans produced for the first time a few barrels of rosé from a vineyard of 80-years-old vines atop a hill in Provence. A new chapter had begun in the world of rosé, Garrus. This 2015 is the latest release of Garrus. These old vine grapes are mainly Grenache and Rolle. The wine is made from 90% free-run juice and aged 10 months in barrel on the lees with twice weekly stirring. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 94 points saying "This is a serious wine with a lighter brighter side. Its wood aging adds spice to the ripe red fruits and brings out the concentration and intensity. It is, in its way, an unexpected side of Provence rosé, emphasizing richness and complexity. But it all comes together: a fine wine that, after a year of aging, is ready to drink." and James Suckling scored it 95 saying "Amazing aromas of lilac flowers and roses. White peaches and fresh pears. Full body, tight and compacted with amazing depth and finesse. The phenolic tension and texture suggest a rosé that will improve for many years ahead. This is a great wine. Drink now."