Founded by the Templars in the 13th century and then bequeathed to the Knights of Malta, over the years, Domaine Peyrassol has become a reference among fine Côtes de Provence wines.
In 2001, Philippe Austruy acquired the estate and thus perpetuated its ancient history. In 2002, this enthusiast carried out major work by reorganising the vineyard and modernising the winemaking facilities, in order to excel in the production of wines that reveal the quality of their terroir.
Produced since 2016, this Côtes de Provence #Lou by Peyrassol wine is the fruit of a rigorous selection of terroirs and grapes from Domaine Peyrassol's partner winegrowers.
The 2021 vintage is marked by significant climatic instability. An episode of frost at the end of April had little impact on the vineyard, which had not yet budded. Due to their deep roots, the vines resisted a particularly dry summer. Thanks to the Mistral wind, the major fire that occurred during mid-August did not come close to the vineyards. At the beginning of September, a stormy episode along with hail destroyed crops situated a few kilomètres away from the estate, which was not affected due to the natural barrier of the hills. Finally, the floods recorded in the vicinity did not impact the estate. Despite these extreme conditions, the grapes harvested showcased an exceptionally high quality.
Vinification and ageing
Following a delicate pneumatic pressing, the wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks, as well as aged for several months on fine lees, enabling this wine to fully express its rich aromatic palette.
Pale, the colour is exhibits subtle silver reflections
Expressive, the nose exudes fruity fragrances, reminiscent of tangy citrus peel.
A lively and fruity attack precedes a round and refreshing palate.
Food and wine pairing
#Lou by Peyrassol 2021 will complement Asian cuisine (Chinese jiaozi stuffed with pork or shrimp, steamed dim sum or Thai-style fried noodles).