Provence, France

La Croix de Peyrassol Red, IGP Méditérranée – 2019

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  • Introduction

    • Behind the Wine: With a long history of producing Provençal wines, the Commanderie de Peyrassol has broadened its offering. By carefully selecting the best terroirs, the finest grapes and shared best practices with partner vinegrowers, they have created authentic wines that reflect the DNA of Peyrassol.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Clay and silt, rich in limestone
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2019 season in Provence was marked by particularly hot and dry weather but the terroirs located in the inner valleys benefited from some welcome showers at the beginning of September, allowing the grapes to reach full maturity. Harvesting then took place in a particularly clement spell of weather which directly contributed to the quality of the crop.

  • Vinification

    • Varietals harvested individually in small lots. Grapes are sorted. Cold skin maceration completed for 5 days. Thermoregulated fermentation at 24 C (75 F). Fining.

    • Aging: Aged in stainless steel vats
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Syrah; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Purple color with violet tints. The first nose reveals notes of ripe Syrah: liquorice, pepper and peony give way to a beautiful procession of small red and black fruits. The palate is very mature and has good body, supported by velvety tannins and a melted acidity. Intense flavors of red fruit, blackberry and spices combine on the palate until the round and fleshy finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve between 14-15 C (57-59 F). Cheese pairing: goat cheese or Camembert wrapped with pastry and then baked.