A château in Provence...
... in Sleeping Beauty Sleep
Château d'Esclans is located in the centre of the Var department, where most of the AOC rosé of Provence is produced. Despite its splendid shine, nobody wanted to kiss it awake. Until 2006, when Sacha Lichine finally awakened Château d'Esclans from his long sleep.
... and his knight and his right hand
He is not simply a winemaker who fell in love with the Château d'Esclans - Sacha Lichine came from Bordeaux and is the son of Alexis Lichine, the esteemed Bordeaux luminary and master of Cru Classé-Château Prieuré-Lichine in Margaux. From the very beginning, his vision was to vinify the best rosés in the world. He brought another Bordeaux wine to the Château d'Esclans: Patrick Léon.
... and its long history
From the original castle from the 12th century only the wine cellar is preserved today. Today's Château, inspired by the design of the Tuscan villa, was built in the middle of the 19th century. The entire Château d'Esclans property covers 267 hectares, 72.9 of which are vineyards.
... and its main vine
On the property mainly Grenache is cultivated. The vines are very old and have their roots in limestone and clay soils. The further you climb up the vineyards, the older the vines become in your plots. Some are up to 90 years old. Not only Grenache is cultivated by Château d'Esclans, but also:
... and his first-class rosés
The wines of Château d'Esclans can be accompanied not only by the angels singing (Whispering Angel), but also by big celebrations (Rock Angel) or by sun, beach and sea (The Palm). Or enjoy the excellent Rosès Les Clans and Garrus.
More information about Château d'Esclans
|Company Name:||Château d'Esclans|
|Street:||4005 route de Callas|
|City:||83920 La Motte en Provence|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 (0) 494-604-040|
|Fax:||+33 (0) 494-702-399|
|Year of Incorporation:||2006|
|Company Owner:||Sacha Lichine|
|Vineyard Area:||72,9 ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Cotes de Provence|
|Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:||Kalk und Ton|