Commanderie de Peyrassol, Le Clos Peyrassol Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France, 2020 through Merchant of Wine.

Commanderie de Peyrassol "Le Clos Peyrassol" Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France, 2020 (Clos)

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Overview of the Wine
If the reputation of the Commanderie de Peyrassol has endured across the centuries, this is largely due to the quality of its terroir and the care bestowed on it by those who work there. Protected from the humidity of the wind from the sea, the domaine enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Set out on terraces at an elevation of up to 330 metres, the vines benefit from an ideal temperature range between daytime and night, ensuring a harmonious ripening of the fruit.

In these clay and limestone soils with a heavy gravel content, dating from the Triassic, a mix of more than 10 varieties contributes to the complexity of the resulting blends. Planted in locations which ensure they derive the maximum benefit from their environment, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Tibouren, Merlot Mourvèdre and Carignan give superb results for the reds, while Sémillon, Sauvignon, Clairette, Viognier and Muscat do the same for the whites.

Located in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, the Commanderie de Peyrassol is a carefully maintained area of 850 hectares which includes 92 hectares of vines. Here, all the elements have come together to create a great terroir. Thanks to the diversity of its varieties, its varied exposure and its clay and limestone soils which are ideal for wine growing, the domaine produces three colours of authentically Provençal wines of great elegance.

Grape / Blend
Grenache and Rolle

Origin
AOP Côtes de Provence, France

Winemakers' Tasting Notes
Beneath its very delicate color 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.

It offers a delicious accompaniment to a carpaccio of scallops with lime, braised prawns with Espelette pepper or grilled sea bream.

96 Points - Ian Blackburn (2020) - Tasted May 17th, 2021

Elevated quality is abundant in this magnificent bottling - Top quality package, top designation, and then the perfect pale pink, the sublime noise of purity, wet flowers, wet stone, fresh berries, layers of complexity and subtly - all bone dry and chisseled personality.  Tender stone fruits, layers of dense texture that are both daft and ethereal.... piercing acidity, minerality with punctuated quality marks of fruit, earth, stone, balance, intensity, persistence with hints of iodine, crushed rock and floral potpourri.   Absolute show stopper.... 96 points because 100 point rose would be like playing music on 11... when 10 is the top of the scale.

Wine Enthusiast (2019)

The Knights Templar founded Commanderie in the 13th century and grapes have been grown here since. Philippe Austruy has owned the property since 2001 This wine is soft and ripe, with a smooth texture. Acidity comes from orange-peel and red-currant flavors that permeate the wine and give it a bright aftertaste.

Product size: 750ml

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