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Boasting a clay-limestone soil stoniness and a more than 40% Peyrassol develops wines that are their harmony and delicacy to an exceptional terroir combined with carefully selected grapes.
The field Peyrassol is 330 m above sea level on soils derived directly from the alteration of the rock in place. This date Triassic rock, that is to say the first part of the Mesozoic era.
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tibouren, merlot, Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Clairette, Viognier and Muscat white were selected carefully to be in perfect harmony with the environment.
The Commandery Peyrassol, nestled in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, extends over 850 hectares. With these 80 hectares of vineyards, olive groves those with more than 2500 trees, and his truffle hunting park of 350 hectares, the area is one of the largest in the region.
In Peyrassol, wine and history are one:
1256. Under the reign of Raymond Berenger V, Count of Provence Alfonso II donated to Catel William, master of the Temple of Provence houses the co-lordship Cogolin which is under the authority of Peyrasson.
If you do not know when was founded the Commandery Peyrassol (probably 1204), a scroll of the Templars, dated 1256, preserved in the archives of the city of Marseille, gives accounts of the Commandery for the harvest year 1256 or 44 milleroles (28,000 liters) of wine franc.
1308. Four months after the arrest of the Templars in the kingdom of France, Provence Templars were imprisoned in their turn. It is in the fortress Meyrargues we find the tutor Peyrasson in the company of Commander Ruou.
1311. The Knights of Malta Commandery inherits Peyrassol as all goods and property of the Templars. Carefully maintained vineyards remain in the Order of Malta until 1789.
1789. The Order of Malta is robbed and the Commandery pass to the state as well as a church.
1790. Family Rigord acquires Commandery. From this date, these are the ladies who run Peyrassol the field, while their husbands liberal professions UNTIL Dr Rigord who inherits the area in 1967 and began replanting much of the property.
1977. Francoise Rigord decided to bottle and sell the wines of the Commandery.
2001. Philippe Austruy a wine enthusiast, just perpetuate the history of Peyrassol with will bring him the means to continue to strive for perfection.
2002. Planting the first olive grove, vineyard restructuring.
2005. Acquisition of registered plot Peyrassol and hunting.
2009. End of the restoration of terraces.