Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rose 2019
|Region||France, Provence, Côtes de Provence|
|Brand||Commanderie de Peyrassol|
Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache make a balanced trio full of fruity flavours, nicely sharpened with a touch of Mourvèdre.
Vinification and aging
Harvested separately during the night when temperatures are coolest, the grapes are then de-stemmed and pressed. After fermentation they are aged in stainless steel vats.
Its rosy appearance is soft as a dream, and an expressive, gourmet nose lends charm to this blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality.
Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany tapas, but also goes well with all varieties of grilled fish, beef or fish tartar and fresh berry desserts.
A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Ugni Blanc and Rolle from estate fruit, Peyrassol's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose is a strident, intense rosé that demands attention. It hints at passion fruit at first, then broadens out to include notes of pink grapefruit, red currant and even a touch of peach, but it always retains a sinewy structure and bright acidity. It's medium-bodied, with a silky texture in the mouth and a long, mouthwatering finish. Yum! Readers should note that this is the property formerly known as Commanderie de Peyrassol.
This is a ripe wine, with layers of spice, pepper, citrus and red fruits. The tight, mineral character will soften and open out to the fruit over the next few months. Drink from late 2020.