Tucked away in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, the winery has nearly 95 hectares of planted vines dedicated almost entirely to the production of pink wines. Peyrassol has been making wine for over 800 years, started by the Knights Templar in the 13th century.
The vineyards are planted up to 1000 feet in elevation, surrounded by groves of olive trees and ancient oaks. The soil here is special. A mixture of limestone and clay, the dirt here traces back to the Triassic era.
Planted throughout are the traditional Provence grapes used for making the most racy and interesting Rosés. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre, even Vermentino… it’s all here and farmed organically. No shortcuts taken, no expenses spared.
The Reserve des Templiers Rose is racy blend of 30% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Vermentino. The wine is pale pink in color with notes of small wild berries on the nose complemented by a hint of juniper. This spiciness lends weight to the liveliness on the palate reminiscent of exotic citrus fruits, creating a crisp, harmonious and refreshing ensemble. Spice lingers on the palate for a full and round finish.
It’s definitely a serious Rose – the kind that you should feel comfortable enjoying all year round.