Constantin Chase Blanc 2012

Constantin Chase Blanc 2012A blend of 60% Vermentino, 30% Viognier and 10% Ugni Blanc, this is a fresh vibrant white wine from Chateau Constantin Chase, which can be enjoyed during the summer months or accompanied with food all year round.  The wine is aged on the lees for 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels, 25% old French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel before the ‘Assemblage’ or blending takes place. The blend is then bottled soon after so as to maintain the freshness of the wine. Chateau Constantin – Chase is located just minutes outside the quaint picturesque village of Lourmarin, which featured in Peter Mayle’s telling’s of ‘A Year In Provence’. Set in the most southern part of France’s famous Rhone Valley, the Luberon region enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate.

Uniquely situated between the robust red producing Rhone Valley and the sun soaked Rose producing Provence, the Luberon thrives in it’s special ability to produce both rich terroir driven reds, sharp and fruity rose’s, but also crisp, elegant and often delicate southern French whites. Almost 20Ha of vines considered in French as ‘Vielle Vignes’ – or old vines. Planted during the 1960’s and onwards the domaine has been producing from unique terroirs ranging from the gravel based river plains to mineral driven mountain cuttings. These soils, matched with the natural wild ‘Herbes des Provence’ such as thyme, rosemary and mint, growing in around the vines create the platform for the terroir driven wines. Grape Varieties include Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermintino, Viognier, Chardonnay

Nose: Range of citrus bursts along with honey, white flowers and peach. Palette: Balanced, bringing together the fresh citrus driven acidity and the fullness of white peach in the mid palette. There is harmony of these flavours all liked together with the natural minerality derived from the Luberon terroir, which makes it excellent for drinking now or keeping for 3-4 years

Country of origin: Luberon, France

Serving Recommendation: Served chilled, wonderful for summer drinking. Pair with any food but works particularly well with fish, creamy pasta dishes and salads

Alcohol Content: 14%

A blend of 60% Vermentino, 30% Viognier and 10% Ugni Blanc, it’s a fresh vibrant white wine which can be enjoyed during the summer months or accompanied with food all year round.  The wine is aged on the lees for 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels, 25% old French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel before the ‘Assemblage’ or blending takes place. The blend is then bottled soon after so as to maintain the freshness of the wine.

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A surprisingly refreshing and smooth easy drinking wine