Commanderie de Peyrassol / Cuvée la Commanderie / Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019 750mL
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Geography: Provence, France
Grown from the estate's younger Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah vines, which average around 25 years of age. Harvested under the coolest conditions possible, direct-pressed after a cold-maceration, and fermented naturally in stainless steel.
The “Commanderie”, now known as Chateau Peyrassol, is located in the hills of the "arriére pays", or backcountry, of the Var, north of St. Tropez and Hyères between the villages of Le Luc and Flassans-sur-Issole. The estate controls 850 hectares and is surrounded by 165 hectares of Mediterranean forest. Eighty (80) hectares are planted to vineyards which are cultivated on dry, rocky clay and limestone based soil. When Francoise Rigord took over, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were added to the Grenache and Cinsault already grown at the estate. The Rolle (a/k/a Vermentino) and Ugni Blanc are the principal white grape varieties, supplemented by Semillon and Clairette. Peyrassol is rigorously maintained pursuant to organic principles in full respect of the surrounding environment and the delicate balance of the local Mediterranean ecosystem. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or fungicides are used in the vineyards.
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