Peyrassol La Croix Méditerranée La Croix Rosé Wine
About the wine:
Vintage Report: 2021 was a challenge, however, Peyrassol was lucky to escape adversity. At the end of April, a historic frost from the northwest hit the region. The vines, late for the season, had not yet budded so the loss was minimal. In mid-August, a violent fire started in the plains of Le Luc, sowing desolation in its path. The mistral was kind to Peyrassol and repelled the fire in the opposite direction. At the beginning of September, a hail storm destroyed the entire harvest of the village of Pignan, just a few miles from the estate. The hills on the Peyrassol property blocked the clouds. Finally, floods ravage all the surrounding municipalities … but stopped at the gates of Flassans! In the end, the ultimate reward was an exceptional quality of musts and wines.
Vinification: After destemming and a pneumatic press, the wine undergoes a 24- hour cold settling to remove the heavy lees, then is racked into stainless steel tank for the controlled temperature fermentation.
Aging: A short aging on fine lees before light filtration, allowing the wine to focus on freshness and balance.
Varietal Composition: 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 2% Carignan
Tasting Notes: Beautiful pale pink in color, with distinct bluish hues. This expressive blend opens immediately with notes of small red fruits carried on a savory undertone of garrigue. There is a refreshing touch of greenness on the palate which gives this fresh, lively wine its truly thirst-quenching character.
Serving Suggestions: This blend will add a touch of magic to grilled summer vegetables, barbecued prawns or a fresh chickpea salad.
About the producer:
The Commanderie de Peyrassol is emblematic of the rich viticultural history of Provence, having produced wine for nearly 800 years. Today Peyrassol makes a range of high quality wines that build upon the long history of the winery and the iconic terroir of the region with contemporary winery facilities. The estate sits in the foothills of the massif des Maures, 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea between Cannes and Marseille and has 95 hectares planted to vineyards cultivated on dry, rocky clay and limestone soils. At the core of the brand remains the Commanderie and all that it stands for: in addition to excellent wine, the estate is a historic sanctuary for gathering travelers and an enduring pillar of hospitality and conviviality.