Provence, France

Reserve des Templiers Rosé, AOP Côtes de Provence — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • With a long history of producing Provençal wines, the Commanderie started to develop wines partly sourced from neighboring properties. Selecting the terroirs, the varietals and specific plots allows the winery to remain true to the Peyrassol DNA.

  • Vineyard Profile

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

    • Traditional, in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature after a delicate pneumatic pressing.

    • Aging: The wine spends several months on fine lees while allowing the aromatic freshness to persist.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 30% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Rolle
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The wine is pale pink in color. Notes of small wild berries mingle on the nose with a hint of juniper. This spiciness lends weight to the liveliness on the palate reminiscent of exotic citrus fruits, creating a crisp, harmonious and refreshing ensemble. Spice lingers on the palate for a full and round finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Perfect on its own or enjoy with a family style meal of paella, jambalaya or marinated beef