Chateau d'Esclans Les Clans Cotes de Provence Rose 2018
“The most hypnotic pattisier’s scent & the depth of flavour is outstanding”
19/20 Matthew Jukes
"Intense aromas of dried strawberries and peaches with chalk and stone follow through to a full body that's dense and powerful, yet always fruity and vivid. Layers of flavours and intensity. Best Clans ever? Drink now" - James Suckling 95/100
Chateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the chateau’s site date back to Gaullist times during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The chateau’s cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard De Villeneuve, in 1201. The current chateau, inspired by Tuscan Villa design, was built during the mid 19th century.