Provence, France

Château Peyrassol White, AOP Côtes de Provence – 2021

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  • Introduction

    • The fruit selected for the Château wines comes from the oldest part of the estate. They are made from selected parcels of mainly old vines. The wines are very representative of the estate’s style in its commitment to excellence; they are characterised by their complexity and balance.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Clay and limestone soil dating from the Triassic period of the Mesozoic era
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2021 growing season was a challenge, however, Peyrassol was lucky to escape adversity. At the end of April, a historic frost from the northwest hit the region. The vines, late for the season, had not yet budded so the loss was minimal. In mid-August, a violent fire started in the plains of Le Luc, sowing desolation in its path. The mistral was kind to Peyrassol and repelled the fire in the opposite direction. At the beginning of September, a hail storm destroyed the entire harvest of the village of Pignan, just a few miles from the estate. The hills on the Peyrassol property blocked the clouds. Finally, floods ravaged all the surrounding municipalities … but stopped at the gates of Flassans! In the end, the ultimate reward was an exceptional quality of musts and wines.

  • Vinification

    • Hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and have a short skin maceration. This is followed by cold settling, then fermentation slowly takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel vats. After fermentation, the wine is transferred to oak barrels.

    • Aging: Aging on lees for at least 8 months in oak barrels with weekly stirring providing depth to the wine’s complex palate.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Rolle
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • With its beautiful pale golden color and green hues, Château Peyrassol Blanc 2021 reveals all its complexity: on the nose, it releases floral, spice, and honey notes. The palate is very smooth and showcases similar notes as the nose. The finish is long, generous, and marked by a bright acidity which will give this wine great potential in its aging

    • Serving Suggestions: Pairs well with truffle risotto or a roasted chicken dish