Founded by the Templars in the 13th century and then bequeathed to the Knights of Malta, over the years, Domaine Peyrassol has become a reference among fine Cotes de Provence wines.
In 2001, Philippe Austruy acquired the estate and thus perpetuated its ancient history. In 2002, this enthusiast carried out major work by reorganizing the vineyard and modernizing the winemaking facilities, in order to excel in the production of wines that reveal the quality of their terroir.
Chateau Peyrassol rose 2021 stems from a vineyard that is currently converting to organic farming. Sowing cereals in between the rows, improving the quality of the soil, plot selection, manual harvesting on the oldest plots... taking the utmost care of the vineyard in order to get the very best out of the vines.
Produced under the Cotes de Provence appellation, Chateau Peyrassol rose 2021 is made from plot selections, particularly from old vines with low yields that are planted on clay-limestone soils dating back to the Triassic period, with a high proportion of gravel.
The 2021 vintage is marked by a noticeable climatic instability. An episode of frost at the end of April had little impact on the vineyards, which had not yet reached budburst. Thanks to their deep roots, the vines resisted a particularly dry summer. The mistral wind salvaged the vines and the major fire during mid-August did not come close to the vineyards. At the beginning of September, a stormy episode along with hail destroyed crops situated a few kilometres away from the estate, which was not affected due to the natural barrier created by the hills. Finally, the floods recorded in the surrounding areas did not impact the estate. Despite these extreme weather conditions, the grapes harvested showcased an exceptional quality.
Vinification and aging
The grapes are delicately pneumatically pressed before the juices are separated. Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentations are followed by a light racking in order to work only the high-quality lees, in order to favour the expression and the aromatic potential of this wine throughout its evolution.
Vermentino and Ugni Blanc (3%).
Subtle, this wine showcases a very pale lychee pink color.
The nose elegantly combines fragrances of white fruits, citrus fruits and white flowers.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s silky feel and its refined and lively expression. Full and persistent, the finish exudes a refreshing salinity.
Food and wine pairing
Fish ceviche, grilled sea bream or veal stew with olives will complement this Chateau Peyrassol 2021 rosé wine.
Enjoy now, Chateau Peyrassol 2021 rosé wine can be cellared until 2023.