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Williams Chase – Quercus 2015

£18.00

WINEMAKING

Quercus: Latin for oak, the name depicts the important role it plays in the making of this wine.

An equal blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon heralding from the oldest vines at Château Constantin – some tipping 50 years old. Each variety is fermented and vinified individually followed by precise ageing in different forms of oak. The Syrah is housed in 3-year-old Burgundy barrels, Grenache in large wooden foudre and the Cabernet Sauvignon is suitably rested in Bordeaux casks. The cuvées are then blended together and harmonised in stainless steel prior to bottling.

TASTING NOTES
A nose of Morello cherries and savoury white pepper is balanced by the minerality driven from the pebbles and stony soils from which the vines erupt. The palate offers wonderful depth, enhanced by the varying forms of oak which are carefully adopted. Powerful dark fruit flavours of blackcurrant and cherries from the ‘vielles vignes’ are supported by layers of spice and savoury toasty notes. The medley of oak ensures its influence is not overbearing but perfectly balanced, providing structure and flavour that complements the fruit and the moreish velvety mouthfeel.

ABV: 14.5%
Varieties: Syrah (33%), Grenache (33%) & Cabernet Sauvignon (33%)

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Domaine Chase: Nestled in the heart of the South of France, Domaine Chase spans over 20 hectares of vines from the prestigious appellations of the Coteaux Varois en Provence and the Côtes de Provence. Head winemaker, Dale Clarke, oversees the entire process and ensures utmost care is taken from the growing of the grapes through to the bottling of the wine.

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