Chateau Peyrassol Cuvee des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence Rose 2020
Bright, juicy, floral and drop-dead delicious. That's how we would describe the Chateau Peyrassol Cuvee des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence Rose. Chill it and enjoy a glass all by itself to get lost in all the layers. It's the perfect companion at the beach, pool, picnic or on the deck on a warm evening. We like it with bruschettas made with prosciutto, ricotta and a little arugula. Drizzle some aged balsamico over them and dig in. The saltiness of the ham is a home run next to all the fruit. A great choice for a summer lunch or light dinner is a BLT pasta salad, just make sure you've got enough of the Peyrassol to go around. And if you're looking to wow a crowd, make it a big pan of grilled seafood paella. Oh my and Cheers winelovers!
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Light, brilliant orange-pink. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented red berry and pit fruit aromas are complemented by a floral note that builds in the glass. Juicy and sharply focused in the mouth, offering vibrant strawberry, blood orange and white peach flavors and a suave touch of honeysuckle. Concentrated yet lithe in style, finishing with intense mineral- and floral-driven thrust. Drink 2021-2025.” Jun 2021
Winery: "Cuvée des Commandeurs bottles the essence of quality fruit, seeking to evoke pleasure and delight the senses. This accessible rosé was crafted to provide thirst-quenching freshness with vibrant fruitiness, without sacrificing elegance and complexity.
Its rosy appearance is delicate in color and an expressive nose lends charm to this blend. A palate dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry that reveal themselves in a crisp, silky mouthfeel enhanced with a touch of minerality
Enjoy the liveliness of this wine with a taste of salmon, scallops or sea bass sushi."
The 2020 vintage: “The 2020 season began in spring with regular rainfall until mid-July. Until the beginning of August, the water stress remained moderate. With the summer heat, the soils of the plateau as well as the hillside (where our Rolle and Syrah grow) became relatively tense. Yet, the temperature variations between the cool nights and hot days helped reach a well- balanced acidity. The seasonality favored a very active ripening leading to harvest taking place a week earlier than in 2019. The wines are mature and well-balanced.”
|Varietal||40% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Rolle|
|Aging||3-6 months in steel tanks prior to bottling|