Chateau d’Esclans : A World Class Wine Brand

Chateau d'Esclans - Business News Japan

Sacha Lichine was born in Bordeaux and educated in the U.S and began working at his family’s property, Chateau Prieuré Lichine, during the summers of his youth. At age 23, Sacha began his career by engaging in a variety of endeavors including organizing luxury wine tours in France and establishing a negociant Sacha Lichine Estate Selections for wines from Burgundy and the Rhone.

Other endeavors included working as a Sommelier at Anthony Pier 4 restaurant in Boston and for a major U.S. based distributor, Southern Wine & Spirit, as well as establishing a distributorship in the Caribbean. A defining moment in Sacha’s career came about when he started running Château Prieure Lichine at age 27.

Sacha started a negociant business, Borvin, in 1990 which he still operates focusing on selecting the best wines from Bordeaux. Recognizing the importance of innovation in an increasingly varied wine industry around the world, Sacha developed a line of new world wines from France, Sacha Lichine – Vins Sans Frontieres which today consists of a selection of growers and wines crafted through out the regions of France.

His 2006 acquisition of Chateau d’Esclans in Provence has resulted in building a world class brand while providing a strong contribution to unprecedented growth within the Rose category.

A great selection of grapes that grow from vines in the South of France made with a traditional wine making approach and offering a bold and luscious new world style.

Very recently, Chateau d’Esclans has joined Business News Japan Awards 2020 and won a GOLD Medal and a SILVER Medal in this prestigious competition:

Whispering Angel 2019 – Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Vermentino

Awarded Gold by Business News Japan

Whispering Angel has been the talk of Provence, if not the wine world at large, for some time now. This tantalizing blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre is one of the most exciting cuvées from Côtes de Provence to grace the shelves of wine shops in a long time. A supremely drinkable rosé that will have you pouring “just one more glass” for yourself and your friends.

It is a pale coral pink in the glass. Enticing aromas of juicy ripe strawberry, white peach, passionfruit and lemon peel permeate the nostrils. Upon the palate, it appears bone dry. Ribbons of gossamer silk texture and an enchanting slipperiness advance at just the right moment, giving way to charming and refined layers of white peach, cherry, tangerine and citrus, with hints of more exotic spices, passion fruit, and mango. White peach, dried mango, and white cherry all ride out on a wave of honey tinged with sage. Streaked with racy minerality and a lingering river-stone and pink grapefruit blossom aftertaste.

Enjoy Whispering Angel chilled at 8°C, as an aperitif or with grilled fish and shellfish dishes, grilled poultry, soft mild cheeses, salads, berries and stone fruits with fresh cream, Frito misto or charcuterie.

Rock Angel 2018 – Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Vermentino
Awarded Silver by Business News Japan
Shiny and transparent pale rosé color. Delicate red berry aromas with mineral notes. A touch of floral as well as spice notes. A touch of oak adds a creamy feel and texture. Rich and racy on the palate. Firm acidity with a long and silky finish. Powerful and elegant. A classy wine.

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