The Whispering Angels of Chateau D’Esclans

The Whispering Angels of Chateau D’Esclans

Visit Chateau d’Esclans the world’s best rose wine producer for a private tasting of their Whispering Angels wine.

Travel by coach from the yacht through the Provence countryside to the famous Chateau d’Esclans. Situated in the cool hills in the heart of Provence, the original castle – of which only the cellars now remain – was built before the 12th century. In 1201, Gérard de Villeneuve, heir to a wealthy Marseille family, became the owner of the castle and most of the land in the Esclans Valley. Afterwards, these were then sold in parcels. It has been owned and run by Sacha Lichine since 2006. Along with Patrick Leon, formally the Managing Director of Mouton Rothschild, Sacha set out to craft a world-class brand that aims at producing the greatest rosé on the planet.

This Yachting Land Adventure offers the opportunity to visit this winery, most famous for its old-vine Grenache, much of which was planted in the early part of the 20th century. These vines are hand-picked as close to sunrise as possible and blended with equally cared for Vermentino. The top cuvées are then oak aged and capable of aging and improving for years. Esclans sells approximately 7 million bottles, with more than 95% exported, with the United States in the lead (65% of sales) ahead of Great Britain and France in third place.

The best-selling cuvée remains the Whispering Angels a benchmark of classic Côtes de Provence rosé wines. You will enjoy a tasting of 4 of their famous wines in the Chateau. Created in 2006 when the Chateau was acquired by Sacha Lichine, this wine is dry on the palate, with great aromatic intensity, the nose is clean, perfect for a wide variety of dishes. Sacha’s ambition was to create the best rosés in the world, thus initiating the “renaissance of rosé”. New and innovative winemaking methods were introduced, changing completely the styles of rosés produced in this region.

Notes: This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment.

A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Frejus

Duration: 3.5 hours

Current Price: 179 USD