Commanderie de Peyrassol, rosé

Commanderie de Peyrassol, Coteaux de Provence, rosé, 2005 $13 Find this wine

The other day I had a rosé and it was no fun. Rosé is supposed to be fun. Besides the truncated flavor range, the price made it a further downer: $30. Yikes—talk about a buzzkill! So I was thrilled when, a few days later, I had this Peyrassol. Made by a mother-son duo in the hills of Provence, this wine from syrah, grenache and cinsault offers pale colors but an alluring blend of rose petals and strawberry aromas give way to refreshing crisp acidity. Just what you need on the deck in Provence—-in fact, a deck anywhere. Try this very food friendly with a range or foods from fish to spicy dishes. Shop around so that you don’t over-peyrassol. Importer: Neal Rosenthal.

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4 Responses to “Commanderie de Peyrassol, rosé”

  1. You know, when we visited Provence in September of 2001, we drove by this winery, turned around, started to drive down the driveway. And then turned around again, chickening out!

    This winery’s wines seem to be on every restaurant’s wine lists in the region, too. (In other words, they’re not an obscure producer back home.)

  2. I’ll have a look around, although I’m not too sure how easy it’ll be to find in Singapore. Plus I’m not the biggest fan of rosé – I generally prefer the blanc de pinot noir style of rosé (which I had a couple of when in New Zealand earlier this year, and found quite delectable).

    Would you be able to recommend any other good rosés made in that style?

  3. Thanks for the comment, Jack–too bad you didn’t venture in to give us a full report!

  4. Salil-
    Wow, kiwi rose? I can’t say I’ve ever had one of those.
    As to other names, I would say generally look for ones from the Coteaux de Provence region–I had a good Domaine Sorin recently–or the adjacent Costieres de Nimes region. But I’ve had good, dry roses from Spain, Argentina, and Sonoma so they’re not particularly hard to find. Just make sure they are DRY!!! (and not too expensive)


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