Provence, France

La Bastide Peyrassol Rosé — 2021

download facts sheet Download tasting notes where to buy
  • Introduction

    • This new estate cuvée was created on the 20th anniversary of the acquisition of the Commanderie de Peyrassol by Philippe Austruy. The very soul of the estate, La Bastide reflects the colours of Peyrassol’s terroir. Its unique bottle and free-form label, created by the designer Pierre Yovanovitch, combine authenticity and modernity in perfect harmony with this wine which reveals the purity of fruit without any distraction

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Clay and limestone from the inland valleys, combined with some plots of cooler terroirs. The freshness is maintained by the choice of plots with a northern exposure. Under organic conversion.
  • Vintage Report

    • 2021 was a challenge, however, Peyrassol was lucky to escape adversity. At the end of April, a historic frost from the northwest (-9°C ) 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

    • Harvesting was determined by a precise selection of parcels based on the evolution of fruit maturity. The harvest was then guided by the lunar calendar: most of the parcels were harvested between September 6 and 11. Traditional vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats after delicate pneumatic pressing.

    • Aging: At the end of fermentation, a light racking allows only the best of the lees to be kept, which are then carefully worked to favor both an aromatic expression and long-lasting potential.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 55% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Soft in color, reminiscent of rose petals. A very open nose, typical of the unrestrained expression of this vintage: fresh flowers perfectly interweave with delicate and tasty fruit. The nose supports the palate with fresh, typical fruit notes characteristic of the grape varieties. The wine’s lingering velvety profile takes over the whole palate before moving to a delicate, thirst-quenching finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: The fruitiness and freshness allow this wine to accompany with chicken tagine with lemon and candied apricots or even a grilled octopus salad.