Peyrassol 2018 'Reserve des Templiers' Cotes du Provence Rosé AOC
Item Number: 12893
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Cotes de Provence AOC
Grape(s): Cinsault / Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre / Rolle / Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Rocky clay and limestone
This is a new cuvée for the estate. Réserve des Templiers comes primarily from outside fruit sources (though they are sourced close to the estate within the Côtes de Provence Rosé appellation), with about 10% estate fruit. Cinsault constitutes the majority of the blend here, with smaller amounts of Grenache and Syrah, and very small splashes of Mourvèdre, Rolle, and Cabernet Sauvignon rounding it out. A subtler but more complex nose than La Croix des Templiers introduces a palate of greater complexity, length, and energy, but built around the same classic notes of tangy red fruits and fleur de sel.
2018 Vintage Notes: Hermine Clermont, Peyrassol’s spirited young winemaker now in her third year, expressed great enthusiasm for the quality of her 2018s—a hard-fought victory after an exceptionally labor-intensive growing season. These are ultra-classic Provence rosés without unwelcome heaviness or structure, though not lacking at all for concentration. The high rainfall during the season increased yields, which served to keep the rosés brisk and easygoing. Dry, ideal late-season conditions made for a clean, well-timed harvest which commenced on August 24th.
Winemaking Notes: Varieties and parcels at Peyrassol are all vinified individually, which allows Hermine great flexibility and control over the blending of the various cuvées. Indeed, one of the most remarkable things about the range of rosés at Peyrassol is how well-measured, notable, and justified the “steps up the ladder” are in the lineup. The wines become more filigree, detailed, and fine, each progressive rung a further zoom-in on a sort of Platonic ideal of Provence rosé.