2019 Peyrassol, Le Clos Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence Rose (Mag) 1.5L
2019 Peyrassol, Le Clos Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence Rose (Mag) 1.5LSKU: 4223-FL
Le Clos Peyrassol Rosé is the most prestigious cuvée of the domaine. First produced in 2009 and since then only bottled in the best vintages. Sourced from the beautiful, walled parcel at the foot of the estate’s Templar buildings, the grapes are all hand-harvested, destemmed and pressed directly to stainless steel tanks for a natural fermentation and aging under temperature control. The wine is aged in stoneware vats for 6 months prior to bottling. Typically made with any combination of Cinsault, Grenache and Tibouren.
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.