Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé
Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé.
Garrus is the first wine from Chateau d'Esclans and arguably one of the best rosés in the region, as well as one of the most expensive. In any case, it is a special wine. The wine is made from 80-year-old vines, Garnacha and Rolle, or Vermentino as it is known in Italy. Unlike most rosé, it is a wine made to drink after a few years in the bottle.
The wine ferments in barrels at a controlled temperature and then ages for eight months in barrels.
Another peculiarity of this rosé is that the wine remains in contact with the lees with weekly tumbles or battonage like the Chardonnays from Burgundy, which help it create complexity as well as texture and weight on the palate.
This process, common in white Burgundy, is called battonage, and it helps create complexity as well as texture and palate weight in the wine.
Grape: garnacha, syrah.
Alcohol content: 14% Vol
Serving temperature: between 8ºC - 10ºC
Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé is salmon in color with amber flashes, with aromas of stone fruit on a butter background. Round, elegant, silky with a subtle and intense floral finish.