Words: Shamim de Brún
Chateau d’Esclans has announced the release of their seventeenth vintage of Whispering Angel, the flagship wine that has become the reference for Provence Rosé.
Created by Sacha Lichine in 2006, Whispering Angel has been instrumental in the Rosé Revolution, bringing notoriety to the Cotes de Provence appellation and making Rosé a world-class wine. With over 110 countries served, the Rosé once again delivers the magic of Provence to consumers worldwide.
The 2022 vintage features small berries that are twenty-five per cent lighter than previous years due to the scorching hot summer. However, Chateau d’Esclans was able to deliver another exceptional vintage due to their long-term and meticulous vineyard management. The wine is a blend of free-run juices and pressed juices, primarily Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle, from old vines grown in La Motte, Provence. Fermentation and aging take place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, resulting in a pale and pure Rosé with notes of fresh citrus, rose petal, and red fruits.
Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence 2022 is available for RSP €26.65 from various retailers. As the de rigeur drink of the summer, Rosé has become increasingly popular in Ireland. Whispering Angel, known for its affordable luxury, has become one of the most in-demand wines in the country, thanks in part to its cult following on social media. While Rosé was not traditionally marketed as a luxury product in France, the trend started in America, positioning the wine as a high-end product.
Whispering Angel has become a household name in the wine industry, appealing to those seeking affordable luxury. With its recognizable corset-shaped bottle and almost 100,000 Instagram followers, it has a loyal following in Ireland.
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