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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

Rock Angel 2023, A must for serious Rosé Lovers this Summer

With summer upon us, anticipation builds around sunny occasions for rosé to be enjoyed in the company of friends and family. If you like the minerality of a Sancerre, you will love Rock Angel, a powerhouse wine that will rival any rosé producer from Provence and beyond. One step up from the iconic Whispering Angel, Rock Angel is a must for serious rosé lovers; “It all started with a Whisper… now it’s time to Rock!”

Rock Angel originates from the renowned Château d’Esclans, located on an exceptional site on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the château’s site date back to the times of the Gauls, a time during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus.


The 2023 vintage of Rock Angel is crafted with grapes grown from the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of grenache, cinsault and rolle (vermentino), with harvesting taking place from sunrise to noon. The grapes are sorted optically, destemmed and slightly crushed at 7-8 degrees celsius to avoid oxidation. Closed circuit pressing is conducted allowing for minimal oxidation, producing free-run juice which is vinified primarily in 600 litre temperature controlled oak barrels, in addition to stainless steel fermentation tanks during which battonage is conducted twice weekly over a six month period prior to bottling.


Rock Angel is characterised by it's shiny and transparent pale rosé color, delicate red berry aromas, and both floral and spicy notes. A touch of oak adds a creamy feel and texture to this rosé, creating a truly rich and racy palate experience. It blends a firm acidity with a long and silky finish, making it the perfect powerful, yet elegant wine. This rosé is the ultimate compliment to seafood and shellfish dishes, particularly oysters and grilled fish, smoked salmon and dill, and spaghetti a la vongole.

Rock Angel 2023 (RRP €42) is available from The Corkscrew, McHugh’s, Celtic Whiskey Store, Redmonds, World Wide Wines,, O’Brien’s Wines and Brown Thomas.


Fully embrace the summertime bliss that lies ahead with Rock Angel 2023, the perfect rosé for summer 2024.

Slán go fóill.


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