Summer has officially arrived and, as the season of the “Rosé All Day” mantra, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a deliciously crisp glass of Whispering Angel rosé from Chåteau D’Esclans.
Whispering Angel has gained a cult following over the years, often consumed by the magnum during wedding receptions or loaded onto yachts in St. Tropez for a weeklong party at sea. Rosé lovers can also travel to the home of Whispering Angel with a tour of Chåteau D’Esclans in France, where you’ll roam the beautiful chateau grounds and learn more about how the wine is made.
Open daily from May 1st to September 30th, wine aficionados will enjoy an in-depth lesson about everything, from the grapes used in Whispering Angel – a specialized blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah, and Tibouren harvested only at sunrise and noon – to the history of the chateau itself. The best part? You’ll be able to taste the entire portfolio of wines made at Chåteau D’Esclans including Whispering Angel’s “sister” rosés, Rock Angel, Les Clans, and Garrus.
With the chateau being in Provence, there’s a multitude of other tours and activities to round out your trip to France. No visit to the region is complete without seeing the iconic Popes’ Palace of Avignon – a stunning monument dating back to 1335, built by Benedict XII and Clement VI. Summer is an especially great time to visit, as a large art exhibition is set up in the Great Chapel and the Main Courtyard is transformed into an open-air theatre showcasing performances by the Avignon Theatre Festival.
Additionally, you can fill your days with a guided tour of the Abbaye de Senangue, go antique shopping at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, browse the hotels and shops of The Perched Village of Gordes, explore the rich culture of Vaison-la-Romaine, or do some white-water rafting at the stunning Gorges du Verdon.
No matter what itinerary you put together, make it a summer to remember with Whispering Angel – even if you must enjoy its blush fabulousness from home!