Caves D’Esclans

Chateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, 25 km NorthWest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the Chateau’s site date back to Gaullist times during which it’s location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The chateau’s cellar structure, known today as the oldest in the region, housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard de Villeneuve in 1201. The current chateau, inspired by Tuscan Villa design, was built during the mid-19th Century.

Chateau d’Esclans lies in the centre of the Department of Var, where the majority of Provence AOC Rosé is produced. The chateau is known for its old Grenache vines which produce grapes that offer greater concentration of flavour than the younger vines. As the elevation to where the lots are situated increases, so do the age of the vines. At the highest elevated lot vines are as old as 90 years.

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