Peyrassol / La Croix des Templiers / IGP Méditerranée Rosé / 750mL
In the trying 2017 vintage, Peyrassol counteracted severe reductions in crop size by securing contracts with a handful of nearby fruit sources—sources for which they oversaw vineyard management, harvest, and vinification. In the more bountiful 2018 season, these contracts, from sources both closer to the domaine and further north toward Mont Sainte-Victoire, allowed them to produce a brand-new wine. “La Croix des Templiers” is a fresh, easygoing blend of roughly equal parts Grenache and Cinsault (plus 2% Viognier) from a blend of outside fruit sources (roughly 75%) and estate-owned parcels. Classic pale-salmon in color with a silvery streak, it deftly balances bright acidity, clean and succulent fruit, and a subtle saline component which befits its Mediterranean origins.