33% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Cinsault
2014 Williams Chase Rosé
Light salmon pink in colour and crisp, fresh and fruity, the rosé is a singing tribute to Provence. Beautifully balanced, it boasts affluent stone fruit aromas of white peach and grapefruit combined with an underlying essence of crushed strawberries and Provençal herbs. The smooth and creamy texture sits in harmony with a steely minerality leading to a long, refreshing, lingering finish.
Deliciously quaffable on a warm afternoon or the perfect accompaniment to a salad Niçoise – the wine epitomises the South of France and the long sunny days from this very special part of the world. A classic Provençal blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, we hand-select the grapes from our vieilles vignes with an average age of 50 years old. By harvesting at night, we preserve the freshness of the wine and a short coldmaceration for the must in contact with the skins imparts the enticing pale shade of pink.
Fermentation is carried out in cuvées of each variety to enhance expression of their own unique personalities. The Grenache is aged on the lees and stirred regularly to instil the creamy quality to the wine, while the Syrah is racked and separated from the lees to maintain freshness and build length. The subtle fragrant aromas from the Cinsault give a delicate finesse to the rosé that continues from start to finish.
They blend at the start of January and the three cuvées were then aged together for seven weeks before bottling at the end of February. Sealed with a Vinolock glass closure, we encourage you to use the bottle again once the wine has been polished off (we know it won’t take long given how it tastes!)
The rosé is the first wine to be released each year under the Williams Chase label. Since taking on the small estate of Château Constantin outside the village of Lourmarin just north of Aix-en-Provence, Williams Chase produce wines of exceptional quality, with an emphasis on environmentally respectful production, from the growing of the grapes, through to the bottling of the wine. Do come and visit us if near by! Williams Chase
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ABV 13% by volume 75cl glass bottle with Vinolock glass closure
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PER BOTTLE £12.95 (inc VAT)