Kevin's Pick: Clos Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé
|Donor:||Village Wine and Coffee|
Enjoy the VERY big, Jéroboam (3 liter) bottle of Clos Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé from our good friends at Village Wine and Coffee.
Standing above the village of Flassans-sur-Isole, in the heart of the hills of the Var, the Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded in the 13th century by the Knights Templar. This great expanse of fertile soil was a popular staging post and a place of rest for large numbers of pilgrims setting off for the Holy Land.
The special cure is made from a single parcel which is equally planted to Cinsault and Tibouren (a touch of Rolle makes it into this cuvee as well). The palate is quite rich and dense with an almost white Burgundy presence. The fruits lean a little sweeter than the other cuvées, with hints of pear and passion fruit. Even so, the wine is completely dry and has a super-long mineral finish. It's a great rosé that has the potential to age. Enjoy!