Wine Wednesday takes us to France this week as I’m sharing my thoughts on the Chateau Peyrassol Cote de Provence Rosé. Come along to learn what’s behind this wine and whether it’s one to add to your list this Wine Wednesday.
About Fine Wines Direct UK
Based in Cardiff, Wales, Fine Wines Direct UK is an independent, specialist importer of wine from all around the world. They sell to a mix of restaurants and wine merchants as well as to general consumers (like you and me) all over the UK. Fine Wines Direct UK pride themselves on their variety of wines that suit all price points. Whether you’re looking for a staple bottle to always have in stock in your fridge, or a special occasion wine to celebrate with, they have something to suit all budgets. And, in this case, that something was a bottle of Peyrassol Cuveé des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence (2018).
About Chateau Peyrassol
Dating way back to the 13th century, Commanderie de Peyrassol is a domaine (or territory) based in Provence, France. Although the domaine has eight centuries of history, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the owners decided to bottle and market the wine of the domaine for sale. For Wine Wednesday this week, I tried the Peyrassol Cuveé des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence (2018) from their ‘Chateau’ range. The range was created 20 years ago and is produced from a selection of plots from the oldest vines in their domaine. If you want to know a bit more about Commanderie de Peyrassol, their full history is on their website.
Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence 2018 review
My first impression of the Chateau Peyrassol Cuveé des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence was that it was incredibly dry – which is something that I absolutely love in a rosé. Despite its dryness, the rosé had a creamy full-bodied texture to it as well. On the nose, the Chateau Peyrassol Rosé was giving aromas of peach and apricot, which translated through to the flavour of the wine as well. It’s a unique full-bodied rosé that’s full of fruity flavours and a lasting dryness. One to add to your list, for certain.
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