Friday, April 11, 2014

2013 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé

You may not be thinking that is is Rose time yet, but do not wait too long on this one, it might be gone by the time the weather heats up!

Only 7 cases available 
2013 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé...$19.99

Picked as the top Rose of the 2012 Vintage by both The New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov and Decanter Magazine.  We are very excited to kick of Rose season with the Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé, why save the best for last?
For us, this wine is the classic representation of the pink-tinted wines of this region and is the workhorse wine of the estate. It carries a pale rose color, a lovely fruit blossom nose and finishes crisply dry with a stony touch that gives it class and elegance. The grape blend is usually Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah in varying percentages. The average age of the vines is 25 years or more. The Rosés of Peyrassol are made from the direct press method. The grapes undergo cold maceration before being pressed. This gives them their beautiful watermelon pink color. The fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures and is exceptionally long, resulting in rosés that are both lively, fresh and full-bodied. As production has increased at Peyrassol with the additional plantings, we too have increased our purchases. 

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