Provence in a Bottle: Commanderie de Peyrassol

by Russ Anderson on April 6, 2016

peyrassolMake some bouillabaisse, grill some crusty country bread, smear with aioli, top with tomatoes and pop a bottle of this delicious wine. Another fan favorite at the store and somewhat like the Houchart’s “big brother,” much more complex and greater length of flavor.

The Commanderie de Peyrassol rosé is made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah and made by direct press. The wine is fermented under controlled temperatures to allow for a longer fermentation period to draw more body and texture into the wine. The wine simply jumps out of the glass with rich aromas of watermelon and red fruit intermingled with hints of sliced ginger and orange blossom. The only “challenge” this wine presents to me is how much of it my wife will want to “taste” this summer! This new vintage is delicious in its youth, bursting with bright favors at this time but it offers an underlying richness that will develop in time, rewarding those able to save a few bottles for 8 months or more. But, as delicious as the wine is this year, they will be very hard to save.

I have a limited amount of this wine available and it will sell out before the summer is over. At $23 this offers a tremendous amount of drinking pleasure for the price. It is a core wine in our rosé selection and I would recommend it be one in your cellar. As a further discount, 5% off on 6 to 11 bottles and 10% off a case or more.

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