2018 Chateau Peyrassol La Croix des Templiers Rouge
The first recorded harvest at Peyrassol took place in 1256 and winemaking has continued uninterrupted throughout the centuries. Through ownership by the Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta (which lasted until the Revolution), the estate eventually passed into the Rigord family in 1870, although the first bottling for sale was not until 1981. It was at that point, with Mme. Françoise Rigord, that RWM began its long relationship with the domaine. In 2001, the Rigord family sold the property to Philippe Austruy who has aggressively invested in this exceptional property, modernizing the cellars and expanding the holdings. His nephew, Alban Cacaret, is responsible for its daily operations. The estate, in the hills of the arrière pays of the Var sub-region of Provence, controls 850 hectares and is surrounded by 165 hectares of Mediterranean forest. Eighty (80) hectares are under vine, and wines are bottled under the AOC Côtes de Provence and IGP Vin de la Mediteranée. In a region where rosé production seems to treble every decade, Peyrassol is one of a few estates still delivering classic, terroir-driven wines from a region whose identity is under threat.
14,000 bottles produced
France, IGP Mediteranée
Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Syrah (30%)
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Bottles are in perfect condition.