2018 Peyrassol, "Chateau" Cotes de Provence Rose (Mag) 1.5L
2018 Peyrassol, "Chateau" Cotes de Provence Rose (Mag) 1.5LSKU: 4311-Floor
Château Peyrassol Rosé, Côtes de Provence Made from selected parcels of mainly old vines planted in clay-limestone rich soils, heavily studded with gravel. The cépage is generally 50% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre and 4% Tibouren with the balance in Rolle and Ugni Blanc. The grapes are all hand-harvested, destemmed and pressed directly to stainless steel tanks for a natural fermentation and aging under temperature control. White fleshy fruit, citrus and white floral aromas is the typical profile here with a clean silky palate and pinpoint saline finish.
The Peyrassol estate sits in the gorgeous foothills barely 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea between Cannes and Marseille with 95 hectares planted to vineyards cultivated on dry, rocky clay and limestone soils. The Rigord family assumed the property in 1870 but it took another century before it reached prominence under the direction of Francois Rigord. A seriously talented winemaker with a strong spirit of hospitality, she is solely responsible for bringing the wines and the estate to an acclaimed level by 1981. In addition to the Grenache and Cinsault already growing, she planted Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon on the estate, as well as the white varietals of Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Semillon and Clairette. In 2001 she agreed to pass the winery to Philippe Austruy whose family subsequently invested in the vineyard, cellar and hosting facilities. Today the winery is managed by Phillipe’s Nephew, Alban Cacaret, who directs all activities with his team from vineyard to cellar and they have recently achieved full organic certification.