This rich wine would age and will be at its best from 2022 ...
Chateau de l’Escarelle has 100ha of organically grown and certified vineyards, growing local varietals including: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Caladoc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rolle & Ugni Blanc. Their HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) certification level three means their vines benefit from being in a very biodiverse habitat, with minimal use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Their vines also benefit from being planted at an altitude of up to 500m above sea level, lengthening the growing season. The hot dry summers in this Mediterranean climate are offset by the cooling effects of the Mistral wind.
Harvested by hand, the grapes are sorted not just once, but twice. Pressing and cold stabilization follow. The fermentation process is temperature-controlled at all times to help preserve the wine’s flavors and ensure it retains its subtle character. Aged on fine lees.
In the autumn of 2015 they began building a new storehouse. This new premises, which boasts the very latest technology, operates alongside the more traditional wine-making facilities and cellars. To their great surprise, during the building work they uncovered two statues depicting a couple of cheerful cherubs! The wine ‘Les deux anges’ (the two angels) draws its inspiration from these statues. Subtle and elegant with wild strawberry and citrus fruit on the nose. The palate is clean and fresh with beautiful smoothness and mango and pomelo notes.
Best drunk as an aperitif or with Provençal dishes, fish or grilled meats.
Pale in color, this is a rich blend of Syrah and Grenache. Structure and pepper play a part in red-fruit flavors that are still developing. This rich wine would age and will be at its best from 2022. Organic. 92 Points, RV, 2021