La Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded around the beginning of the 13th Century and in the next 50 years its production was increased to 28,000 litres. In 1311 the order of the Malta knights inherited the estate and retained it until 1789. Since the French Revolution, Commanderie de Peyrassol has been run and owned by the Rigord family, although wine production was only really taken seriously from 1977 when Françoise Rigord decided to raise brand awareness and firmly establish the estate's reputation as a great producer of wine. The current owner is Philippe Austruy who has continued to strive to achieve excellence since 2001.
La Commanderie de Peyrassol's delicious Côtes de Provence rosé is a fantastic new addition to our list and a sure fire hit for the summer. It has delicate ripe peach and strawberry fruit with soft spice and floral notes on the lingering finish. It is clean, pure and refreshing and provides excellent drinking, as well as matching with Mediterranean food, salads, quiches, barbecues and cheeses.