“Making good wine is a skill. Fine wine is an art.” – Robert Mondavi
And indeed, Patrick Leon is an artist! On Friday June 3rd, Chateau D’Esclans launched its Whispering Angel at Le Gray Hotel. A lovely crowd gathered to celebrate the launching, as glasses of the amazing rosé were served to be sipped while enjoying the lovely jazz sounds by the live band.
Patrick Leon is the genius behind the Whispering Angel rosé. A humble man despite his big achievements, he is the creator of some of the world’s greatest wines. He has worked alongside Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, overseeing vineyards and winemaking facilities for Chateau Mouton Rothschild, d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon, le Petit Mouton, Aile d’Argent, Opus One in California, Almaviva in Chile, Domaine de Lambert & Baron d’Arques in the Languedoc and Mouton Cadet in Bordeaux.
It was a great honour meeting Mr. Leon, as he talked with great passion in his eyes about his wine. As for the taste, it is indeed one of the world’s best rosés, almost as if it was made by angels…