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The world’s most expensive rosé wine | Britt on Forbes

Really. How great can a rosé be? Well, there are people who produce rosé wine that have great ambition. And who know how to charge for it. Chateau d’Esclan in Provence is one of those, perhaps even the leader of the pack in the current flood of rosé wine.

In the second of two articles on rosé wines on Forbes Britt talks about what is probably the world’s most expensive rosé. Here’s how it starts:

Can rosé wine ever be a great wine? Château d’Esclans in Provence in southern France believes it can and sells its rosé wines at high prices. But isn’t it somehow contradictory for rosé wine to have this aspiration? Isn’t rosé an unpretentious, easy drinking wine made for fast consumption? Or can it be both?

Chateau d'Esclans, Les Clans and Garrus, the Esclans range

Chateau d’Esclans, Les Clans and Garrus, the Esclans range (copyright Per Karlsson, BKWine Photography)

15% of the Provence estates make ultra-premium rosé today , says Master of Wine Louise Sydbeck who has made a study of this wine segment. And many more are thinking of making one. Nearly all of these prestige rosés were launched after 2006. So it is a fairly new phenomenon. Although some people are sceptics and argue that it is the same wine only in a classier bottle.

Read the rest of Britt’s article on Forbes: The World’s Most Expensive Rosé Wine.

This is the second of two articles on rosé. Read the first one here: Pink is the new colour. Everyone drinks rosé wines | Britt on Forbes.

Garrus from Chateau d'Esclans, Domaines Sacha Lichine

Garrus from Chateau d’Esclans, Domaines Sacha Lichine (copyright Per Karlsson, BKWine Photography)

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