Peyrassol Méditerranée La Croix Des Templiers Rouge
About the wine:
The 2019 season in Provence was marked by particularly hot and dry weather but the terroirs located in the inner valleys benefited from some welcome showers at the beginning of September, allowing the grapes to reach full maturity. Harvesting then took place in a particularly clement spell of weather which directly contributed to the quality of the crop.
Soil: Clay and silt, rich in limestone
Vinification: Varietals harvested individually in small lots. Grapes are sorted. Cold skin maceration completed for 5 days. Thermoregulated fermentation at 24 C (75 F). Fining.
Aging: Aged in stainless steel vats
Varietal Composition: 70% Syrah; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Purple color with violet tints. The first nose reveals notes of ripe Syrah: liquorice, pepper and peony give way to a beautiful procession of small red and black fruits. The palate is very mature and has good body, supported by velvety tannins and a melted acidity. Intense flavors of red fruit, blackberry and spices combine on the palate until the round and fleshy finish.
Serving Suggestions: Serve between 14-15 C (57-59 F). Cheese pairing: goat cheese or Camembert wrapped with pastry and then baked.
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.