Château Peyrassol rosé 2021

Clos Peyrassol

WHITE 2022 

AOP Côtes de Provence – Made with organic grapes

Technical sheet of Clos Peyrassol White

Produced only in the best vintages since 2009, this cuvée comes from Clos Peyrassol, one of the most beautiful plots on the estate, surrounded by low stone walls, at the foot of the Templar buildings.

Vintage 2022

For more than three months, an interminable period of heat and relative dryness settled over Provence. This exceptionally long episode came on top of a very low total rainfall since the beginning of the winter. Heat and drought are indeed the two main characteristics of the past year. The seasonal cycle began with a relatively harsh winter, punctuated by a few isolated storms. It was followed by a spring marked by frosts and violent hail falls which, fortunately, spared the vineyard

Château Peyrassol, officially labelled as an organic vineyard from the 2022 vintage. Our vines have resisted particularly well to this dry climate, with its sometimes overwhelming heat. With the exception of the very young vines and certain superficial terroirs, we did not observe any symptoms of water stress during the entire vegetative growth period. In bright sunshine, in very dry conditions, when even some trees were dropping and losing their leaves, our vineyard plots were bright green. Several protective factors for our vineyard came into play in this tense climatic context:

  • a deep rooting of our vines,
  • the proximity of the estate’s woods and garrigues, which drain the soil and favour the production of humidity,
  • a decisive action of the teams in the vineyard with a parsimonious planting of cereals and leguminous plants between the rows, the subsequent covering of these plants which preserved a little humidity at the foot of the plant and, finally, a controlled leaf removal which protected the bunches of grapes from the scorching sun of the summer.

From August onwards, the ripening of the berries had its share of surprises in store for us. Sugar levels rose very quickly in the early grape varieties, with a reduction in acidity. On the contrary, the later grape varieties struggled to start their sugar load with quite unusual ripening. These surprising behaviours led us to be more vigilant, to meticulously monitor the vineyard, down to the very last vine, in order to organise a harvest that was finally very concentrated between 25 August and 28 September, so as to capture the berries at their best.

Fermentations ended with superbly aromatic white and rosé musts. The reds release beautiful colours and powerful aromas. The first tastings suggest that this will be a vintage of character.

Soil

Clay and limestone from the Triassic period, with a high proportion of pebbles, at the heart of a doline surrounded by dry stone walls.

Grape varieties

100 % Vermentino.

Growing

Organic agriculture. Sowing of cereals in the inter-rows to encourage soil life, harvesting at dawn, precise choice of a harvest date respecting the fruit.

Vinification

Delicate pneumatic pressing, careful separation of the juices, traditional vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and stoneware jars.

Ageing

At the end of fermentation, a light racking in the clear allows only the best of the lees to be kept. The small volumes raised in jars allow an intimate contact with the lees and an easier natural evolution of the aromas and balance on the palate.

Tasting notes

A brilliant colour with green highlights, this emblematic cuvée elegance, finesse and concentration. A lacy, mineral wine with a hint of citrus fruit and flowers. of citrus fruit and white flowers. Fresh and generous on the palate and generous on the palate, immediately typical of great wines. The aromas are gradually released and intermingle to offer the full expression expression of vermentino in its chosen terroir. Built around the acids in the grapes and respect for them of the grape, this wine is elegantly prolonged by bitters and a measured and measured salinity.

Pairing

The finesse of this top-class white wine makes it the ideal companion for gourmet meals. From starter to dessert, it is the perfect accompaniment to the most delicate of flavours: carpaccio of sea bream, sea bass with fennel, aumônières fresh goat’s cheese with herbs, red fruit pavlova.

Keeping

Perfect to drink today, it can be kept for another 2 years.

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