Appellation: AOC Côtes de Provence
• Encépagement: Grenache (40%), Cinsault (40%), Rolle (20%)
• Parcel Names, Slopes, and Locations: From sources within the Côtes de Provence near the Peyrassol estate
• Soil Types and Compositions: Triassic clay and limestone with a high gravel content
• Vine Age, Training, and Density:A mixture of Guyot, Cordon de Royat, and Gobelet. Most vines planted at c. 4,000 vines/ha. Average vine ages ranges from supplier to supplier.
“Réserve des Templiers” comes primarily from outside fruit sources (though they are sources close to the estate, within the Côtes de Provence Rosé appellation), with a small amount of estate fruit (around 10%). A subtler but more complex nose than “La Croix” above introduces a palate of greater complexity, length, and energy, but built around the same classic notes of tangy red fruits and fleur de sel.