Grenache/Vermentino Blend * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Provence, France
In 2006, Château d’Esclans produced a few barrels of rosé from a vineyard of 80-years-old vines a-top a hill in Provence. A new chapter had begun in the world of rosé. Garrus is now renowned as being one of the greatest rosé wines in the world, if not the greatest. Its grapes are hand selected and harvested from some of the best parcels of vines in Provence, and then, after a complex system of hand de-stemming and pressing the wine is matured in a Burgundian style with batonnage (stirring the fine lees) twice a week.
Obviously, we love this fine wine, but so do these following journalists and wine professionals - a more glowing set of unaminously positive reviews is rarely seen.
“Greatest Rosé ever” 98/100 James Suckling
“I cannot believe that rosé wine can get any finer nor captivating” 19.5/20 Matthew Jukes
“This is as fine a rosé as you will ever find” Jonathan Ray (The Spectactor)
“Best rosé in the world? I’m impressed!” Jancis Robinson MW
“I was blown away” Tom Stevenson (Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia)
“Achieving cult status” Anthony Dias Blue (Patterson’s Tasting Panel Magazine)
“This full-bodied wine pushes the concept of rosé to its limits” Roger Voss (Wine Enthusiast)