October 12, 2017|In Winery Spotlight

Sacha Lichine: Producer of the World's Most Acclaimed Rosé Wines

Sacha Lichine, King of Provencal Rosé
Rosé has of late become something of the wunderkind for everyone.

This intriguing wine can be produced from anything from Pinot Gris to Cabernet Franc. However the true spiritual home of this luscious pink beast is Provence, and when it comes to Provence, one name is above all others – Sacha Lichine. In particular, Caves d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

Sacha Lichine is the King of Rosé. Born in Bordeaux, educated in California and having worked throughout Europe, USA and the Caribbean doing everything from international distribution to grape picking. This man knows what it takes to produce some seriously good pink juice! After his acquisition of the Château d’Esclans in 2006 the wines shot to meteoric heights, particularly the Rosé!

In keeping with his uncanny sense of innovation, Sacha felt that rosé had strong developmental opportunities to become more serious from a production standpoint in addition to being served and consumed more broadly. The result to this foresight energized by an abiding passion for making and promoting great wine has resulted in building a world-class brand, Whispering Angel, Chateau d’Esclans Rock Angel, Chateau d’Esclans Les Clans and Chateau d’Esclans Garrus while providing a strong contribution to unprecedented growth within the rosé category.

However, this kingpin of all of things pink has more arrows in his quiver – along with his stunning range from Provence, Sacha also has another sub-brand ‘Sacha Lichine Selection’. For this, he painstakingly sources the best grapes from throughout France to bring you some truly exquisite blends…

Whispering Angel is possibly one of the hottest tickets to help you cool down anywhere in the world. Think super yachts, luxury hotels like the National Hotel in Miami and the unequivocal Ritz in London. This is a truly must have. A blend of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault is harvested in the cool of sunrise. Gently pressed and genuinely lovingly nurtured through vinification. This coral pink cuvée has the texture of silken gossamer touched with notes of citrus and lively minerality.

2016 Caves d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé
“Alluring, with a creamy feel to the mix of white peach, mango and white cherry fruit flavors that stay nicely defined on the finish, thanks to a subtle mineral edge.”
Wine Spectator (90 points)