Williams Chase Papillon Constantin Blanc 2015 75cl 13% ABV
An enticing nose with notes of white flowers, honeysuckle and citrus fruits balanced with a pronounced essence of peach. The wine seduces on the palate – rich stone fruit and brioche in tandem with refined crispness and mouth-watering acidity. The careful oak ageing imparts a welcoming texture which combined with the searing minerality leads to a succulent lengthy finish.
Chateau Constantin Chase in Provence is located just minutes from the quaint picturesque village of Lourmarin and is best described in Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year In Provence’. At Chateau Constantin Chase, the wine making starts in the vineyards, which extend over almost 20 hectares, and are covered in beautiful ‘vielle vignes’, or ‘old vines’. Planted during the 1960’s, the domaine has been producing exquisite wines from unique terroirs and an exceptional climate. From gravel based river plains to the icy ‘mistral’ wind; each part of the Provence process culminates in the production of fantastic wine. Expressive on the nose with notes of white peach and acacia flowers,these aromatic flavours continue on the palate alongside ripe citrus fruit and a delightful hint of brioche. The superb freshness of the wine makes for a delicious match with grilled fish or rich creamy mushroom sauces. Serve at 16-18° and the wine shows enormous depth and complex mineral tones.