Commanderie de Peyrassol / Cotes de Provence Rouge / 750mL
Grapes: 50% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Grenache
Appellation: Côtes de Provence AOP
With the Syrah being predominant, this wine has a deep ruby red colour. It has a discreet nose with aromas of red fruits, raspberries and blueberries. In the mouth, its fine structure and harmonious tannins reveal notes of fresh fruits and spices, with a peppery finish.
Grilled marinated veal with grilled vegetables, beef carpaccio with olive oil, lemon and rosemary. In summer, you can happily serve it cooled (15°).
We have just received 350 cases of the 2015 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rouge… This is our first time importing this particular cuvee, which really surprised us with its quality and character in this vintage. It offers a very appealing sense of freshness, with a suppleness of texture that reins in the tannins without burying them. It feels less like a red wine from a rosé-dominated appellation trying hard to impress, and more as a wine in line with the general spirit and drinkability of the rosé. That said, it is a palpable and definite step up in quality from our workhorse “La Croix Peyrassol,” offering more textural complexity and concentration, and a longer, more authoritative finish. Beginning with the 2015 vintage, the Commanderie Rouge is being vinified and raised entirely in cement tanks—a shift from the stainless steel of previous vintages, and undoubtedly a contributing factor in the wine’s sense of harmony and openness. Fermentation lasts about two weeks, and relies mainly on remontage for extraction, with only occasional pigeage—also a shift from previous vintages, and also a likely reason for the 2015’s attractive relative suppleness. The wine comprises around 50% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Grenache… It is really a superb little offering.