Passionate about sustainable development, Yann Pineau, the owner of Château de l’Escarelle since 2014, fell in love with Coteaux Varois en Provence, a setting surrounded by wilderness with the scents of thyme, rosemary and lavender. The property’s 100 hectares of vines flourish in a beautiful protected green set-ting of 1,000 hectares. The vines are planted on soil consisting of limestone peb-bles, on terraces separated by dry-stone walls at an altitude of up to 500 metres, harmoniously following the shape of Escarelle’s hills and montagne de la Loube. This variation in altitude contributes to the terroir’s special character, enabling the vinification of very expressive wines, thereby defining Escarelle’s unique, sophisticated signature.
A Commitment to the Environment
Owner Yann Pineau, a wholehearted supporter of sustainable development, has launched several initiatives including the conversion of the entire estate to organic production. Furthermore, the estate was awarded HVE certification (France’s most stringent environmental certification scheme, level 3) in 2016.
Creation of the “Butterfly Garden”
Created with the Itancia Endowment Fund and the LPO (a French nature conservation & bird protection charity), the Butterfly Garden’s aim is to showcase and preserve the estate’s biodiversity and raise public awareness of wildlife conservation issues.
REVIEWS & SCORES:
Château de l’Escarelle Palm Rosé 2019, Igp Var
This vibrant, light pink rosé is a true pleasure. The nose is delicate, expressing clementine citrus and soft red fruits, with a just hint of herbaceousness, reminiscent of walking by a raspberry patch. Instantly refreshing with raspberry and currant notes and an underlying orange citrus tang. Sophisticated, with enough weight to be a go-to rosé all summer long. The perfect apéritif, pair with charcuterie, tapas or pizza.
The vineyard supplying this rosé is in the process of transitioning to Organic Farming.
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