Provence, France

Château Peyrassol Rosé, AOP Côtes de Provence – 2022

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  • Introduction

    • 100% estate fruit, offering the purest expression of a great Provencal terroir

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Made from selected parcels of mainly old vines. Very representative of the estate’s style in its commitment to excellence and characterized by complexity and balance.

    • Soil: Clay and limestone from the Triassic period, with a high proportion of gravel
  • Vintage Report

    • For more than three months, an interminable period of heat and relative dryness settled over Provence. This exceptionally long episode came on top of very low rainfall since the beginning of the winter. Heat and drought are indeed the two main characteristics of the vintage. The seasonal cycle began with a relatively harsh winter, punctuated by a few isolated storms. It was followed by a spring marked by frosts and violent hail falls which, fortunately, spared the vineyard.

      From August onwards, the ripening of the berries had its share of surprises. Sugar levels rose very quickly in the early ripening grape varieties, with a reduction in acidity. On the contrary, the later ripening grape varieties struggled to start their sugar load with quite unusual ripening. These surprising behaviors led us to be more vigilant, to meticulously monitor the vineyard, down to the very last vine, in order to organize a harvest that was finally very concentrated between August 25th and September 28th, so as to capture
      the berries at their best.

  • Vinification

    • Delicate pneumatic pressing, carefully separating the juices, and traditional vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats precede blending our carefully selected parcels.

    • Aging: At the end of fermentation, a light racking is done allowing only the best of the lees to be kept, which are then carefully worked to develop the wine’s long-lasting aromatic potential.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 45% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 4% Tibouren, 8% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very pale, lychee pink in color. The nose is fine and elegant. Complex, releasing white fleshed fruit and citrus fruits aromas, along with white floral notes. The palate is straightforward and clean. Fine and silky, it is soft, delicate and lively. The freshness of the finish is balanced with a subtle hint of saltiness.

    • Serving Suggestions: Pairs well with seafood such as fish soup or grilled sole



  • Château Peyrassol Rosé, Côtes de Provence — 2022 – Vinous – 92 points

    "The 2022 Rosé opens with a savory bouquet, blending dusty dried flowers with ginger, cardamom and a touch of dried peaches. This washes across the palate with opulent textures while remaining remarkably fresh and light on its feet. Sweet spices and ripe orchard fruit swirl throughout. The Château Peyrassol cleans up beautiful, pure, fresh and perfumed. It ends on a salty flourish.” —Eric Guido