Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rose 2017
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|Region||France, Provence, Côtes de Provence|
|Brand||Commanderie de Peyrassol|
Wine AdvocatePotentially one of the top rosés of the vintage, the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Cuvee de la Commanderie was still on the lees when I tasted it at the beginning of March 2018. A blend of 45% Cinsault, 29% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 6% Rolle and 5% Mourvèdre, it's spicy and complex, with more weight and texture than most. Concentrated cinnamon, allspice and clove notes linger on the finish, more savory than fruity.
Wine EnthusiastNamed for the ancient castle that stood on this site, this wine is open, ripe and fruity. It has a mineral edge from the limestone in the soil and from the crisp red fruits. It's a bright, ready-to-drink wine, great for the summer.