Celebrate Love This Valentine’s Day With Whispering Angel Rosé

Photo courtesy of Ashley Breeding

This Valentine’s Day, toast to love with the perfect Côtes de Provence unique rosé blend, Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel.

Libation of the month: 
Whispering Angel rosé

Where to find it: 
Total Wine and More, statewide

Photo courtesy of Ashley Breeding

“In the Esclans Valley, angels whisper. If you drink this wine, you might hear them. …If you visit us, you might see them.” This message graces each label of Whispering Angel, a rosé from Côtes de Provence created by winemaker and vineyard owner Sacha Lichine. After acquiring Château d’Esclans—a dreamy estate in Provence—in 2006, Lichine set out to begin what he calls a “rosé renaissance.” Applying innovative winemaking techniques to produce unique rosés, he created Whispering Angel. Just a glimpse at this wine tells you that it’s different from its overly fruity, bubble gum pink counterparts. Whispering Angel is a pale, almost ivory, shade that shimmers in the glass. One sip showcases its full-bodied taste and dry finish. The wine tastes closer to a dry white than a fruity rosé, creating a vino almost all oenophiles can agree upon. The first time I tasted Whispering Angel was at a socially distanced outdoor event. It was an ideal complement to an evening of conversation and connections. I kept thinking about it and purchased a bottle myself, knowing it would be perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or to cheers the computer screen at a virtual Galentine’s Day event. However you celebrate the month of love, toast with an angel by your side.

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