Provence, France

La Croix de Peyrassol Rosé, IGP Méditérranée — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • With a long history of producing Provençal wines, the Commanderie de Peyrassol has broadened its offering using fruit from its IGP classified vineyards around the Coudonnier area and completed with sourcings from local partnerships. The winery produces this rosé with the goal of creating a more accessible wine with a focus on quality and freshness.

      An accessible, refreshing blend in the true style of the Provençal rosés: delicate with the flavors of white fruits and a hint of elegant minerality.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Predominately limestone
  • Vintage Report

    • 2021 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 ravage 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

    • After destemming and a pneumatic press, the wine undergoes a 24- hour cold settling to remove the heavy lees, then is racked into stainless steel tank for the controlled temperature fermentation.

    • Aging: A short aging on fine lees before light filtration, allowing the wine to focus on freshness and balance.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 50% Cinsault ; 40% Grenache ; 8% Syrah ; 2% Carignan
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Beautiful pale pink in color, with distinct bluish hues. This expressive blend opens immediately with notes of small red fruits carried on a savory undertone of garrigue. There is a refreshing touch of greenness on the palate which gives this fresh, lively wine its truly thirst-quenching character.

    • Serving Suggestions: This blend will add a touch of magic to grilled summer vegetables, barbecued prawns or a fresh chickpea salad.