Situated in the cool hills in the heart of Provence, Château dEsclans has been something of a phenomenon in the years since it was acquired by Sacha Lichine in 2006. He set out to create a world class a world-class brand with the aim of producing the greatest rosé on the planet. Something he's certainly succeeded at doing. While their Whispering Angel Rosé has become the talk of wine world, it's just one of an extensive array of premium labels they produce. Their elevated vineyards are most famous for old-vine Grenache, much of which was planted in the early part of the 20th century. In making their wines 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. Such has been their success that the luxury goods company LMVH acquired a 55% stake in the business in 2019 and so it's joined an impressive label of prestige drinks brands along sife the likes of Krug, Dom Pérignon, Château dYquem and Cheval Blanc.