WSI95 Beneath its very delicate colour with hints of purple, Clos Peyrassol reveals a complex nose: notes of white flowers, heather and vine peach combine to form an elegant bouquet. The robust, rounded attack develops into a beautiful depth of palate. It is seductive in its smoothness and vivacity, its all-enveloping roundedness and its remarkably long-lasting aroma.
Tibouren, a very old Provençal variety, predominates and gives this great wine its personality. Grenache and Rolle complete the blend.
Each variety, grown at low yield, is harvested by hand and vinified separately. On reaching the wine store the grapes are selected, crushed then gently pressed. The juice then takes on a delicate pink colour. After fermentation the wines are aged in stainless steel vats. Clos Peyrassol rosé expresses all the refinement of the greatest Côtes de Provence wines.
Food pairing: It offers a delicious accompaniment to a carpaccio of scallops with lime, braised prawns with Espelette pepper or grilled sea bream. Enjoy with delicate white fish, or tantalizing crispy squid ceviche.
An incredible rosé! Probably the best Rosé I have tasted so far! It has it all: expressive fruit, delicacy, savory notes, weight and plush mouth-feel – OUTSTANDING!
No wonder it is considered the TOP in the Rosé world. In fact, t was recommended by Wine Advocate in 2020, tying for 1st place as the best Côte de Provence rosé. The wine’s first production was 2009 and since then has only been produced in the most ideal of vintages. Vineyard management company is headed by Stephane Derenoncourt from Bordeaux.
Standing above the village of Flassans-sur-Isole, in the heart of the hills of the Var, the Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded in the 13th century by the Knights Templar. This great expanse of fertile soil was a popular staging post and a place of rest for large numbers of pilgrims setting off for the Holy Land. As one of the jewels of Provence, the domaine has always maintained its agricultural and winegrowing traditions.
Created in 2009, this blend is produced from selected plots in the area of land known as the Clos Peyrassol. Produced only in the best years, it is a lively incarnation of the spirit of excellence of the domaine. Rare and precious, on average only 10,000 bottles are produced per year.
Hand-harvested at night to retain freshness and prevent any early maceration of the berries. The fruit is destemmed and pressed gently to separate the free run juice. It is vinified in stainless steel tank after a 24-hour cold settling to remove the majority of lees. Malolactic fermentation is avoided.
Aging: Aged for 6 months in grit stoneware jars which maintains the great freshness of the fruit while gaining complexity from the micro-oxygenation of the jars.