2020 Peyrassol Cuvee des Commandeurs Rosé (750ml)

Rosé from Côtes de Provence, Provence, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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While change might often seem inevitable, this beautiful rosé wine produced at the historic Commanderie de Peyrassol in Provence remains consistently the same – and in this case that means exceptional. Founded by the ancient order of the Knights Templar (whose secretive operations continue to be a favorite topic for fiction writers and film producers alike), the first recorded harvest at Peyrassol was in 1256. While the Order's founding and subsequent disappearance may be shrouded in mystery, its wine production is not. Despite the decline of the Knights and changes in ownership, the estate has continued to produce highly acclaimed wine throughout the centuries.

Beginning in 2001, current owner Philippe Austruy aggressively invested in the estate, modernizing the cellars and improving vineyard management, with the winery now managed by his nephew, Alban Cacaret. While styles of rose have been known to vary like fashion trends, the Peyrassol estate continues to consistently produce the classic "Provence in a glass" style of rosé driven by terroir. With an inviting pink rose petal hue and hints of wild berries on the palate, there's a balance of freshness and bright acidity on the pleasantly dry finish. Displaying the elegant style that is maintained vintage over vintage, the 2020 Peyrassol Cuvée des Commandeurs proves that history repeating itself can be a good thing.

91RAS

Elegant and refined Cotes de Provence Rose with a nose of red wild berries, perfectly balanced with minerality and crispness.

91 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Apr 2021)

Its rosy appearance is soft as a dream, and an expressive, gourmet nose lends charm to this blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality. Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany tapas, but also goes well with all varieties of grilled fish, beef or fish tartare and fresh berry desserts.

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$19.98
60+ bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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