The wonderful 2016 vintage from Williams Chase. Well known UK distillers Williams Chase have once again produced a tremendous high quality wine from the Luberon. A perfectly balanced blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Rolle, this Rosé reflects all that is best in modern Provencal style. Last year, our experienced tasting group at Rose-wine.com was impressed and delighted with this addition to our range, and we have no hesitation in declaring it among one of the best wines tasted for a long time. If you are looking for a top end Rosé which captures the authenticity of Provence then this is for you. It is presented in a striking bottle with a glass stopper and offers great value for money. This is sometimes available in Magnums (150cl), please see "Related Products" below which will show if there is availability.
Lovely light aromas of peach lead you in to a delicious light and fruity palate with hints of spice and minerality. It opens up in moments to reveal the combination of teasingly complex Provencal flavours found in the best blends from the region, culminating in a good longish finish. There's the richness and depth of fruit from old vines, quite a lot to savour that goes beyond the fresh and fruity generalisation. Perfect with salads, cheese, white meats, fish, and spicy foods. Highly recommended!
France, Provence, Luberon, 2016, 750ml, 13% abv, Vinolok Glass stopper
Rose-wine.com Tasting Panel Review
The Rose-wine.com tasting panel members have followed each vintage of the Williams Chase Rosé with great interest and this was their review of the 2015 vintage. It will be updated for the 2016 soon!
Noticeably paler than previous years it was very inviting on the table, nicely chilled, in the distinctive bottle. The accompaniment was a light lunch featuring sea salt and cracked pepper dusted, white fish fillets, with a tossed pea shoots and vine tomato salad. The thin Rosé glasses had not been pre-chilled so when the wine was poured they immediately frosted accenting the lovely pale pink colour.
The wine has a lot to live up to, the previous two years having been enjoyed and highly rated by the same panel not to mention the accolade for the 2014 when chosen as one of the world’s best premium rosés in Decanter magazine. It was up there with the Ott’s, Léoube and D’Esclans of this world, all wines which the RW tasters know well.
There was accord from all four tasters that the colour was great and the aroma lovely, fruity and fragrant, but no time was wasted before trying the wine. The first conclusion was that it was very good for drinking on its own. An initial sense of lightness merging into a well balanced complexity delivering much more flavour than the pale colour would at first suggest. Real flavour followed by a fruity and flavoursome finish. Very high end Provencal and wonderful, one taster commenting that she found it “cool, bright and fresh with a taste which just glides around the mouth.”
Likewise it was thoroughly enjoyed with food and would be well paired with any Mediterranean dish or similar. Surprisingly there was still some wine left to accompany the quite sweet desert of small fresh apricot halves in juice, over a bed of hand crushed meringue crumbs, contrasting well and becoming fruitier as it warmed in the glass.
The Rose-wine.com tasters obviously enjoy Rosé and find it exciting that the appearance and taste of well made wines vary each year with expert winemakers optimising the best characteristics of the harvest and fruit. All the Chase vintages have been superb and have varied from each other as one would hope, but the 2015 was considered to be the best yet.
Rose-wine.com is delighted to offer this excellent wine to our customers.