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Château Pesquié la Quintessence Blanc Roussanne Clairette Rhone Cotes du Ventoux 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pesquie’s top cuvee, the 2006 Quintessence Rouge, is made from the estate’s oldest Syrah (80%) and Grenache (20%) vines, spends 12 months in French oak, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. This beauty boasts a dense ruby/purple hue along with abundant aromas of blackberries, charcoal, cassis, and forest floor. The sweetness of the tannins, purity, full-bodied mouthfeel, and richness are impressive...91" WA 06/09

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Château Pesquié:
Odette and Rene Bastide bought this 100 hectare estate with 18th century chateau in 1970 and spent consioderable time and money on renovations and modernisation.They were assisted by daughter and son-in-law Edith and Paul Chaudiere.In 1989 they left the local co-operative and started making and bottling their own wines.In 2003 their sons Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere took over. The estate ... Read more
Odette and Rene Bastide bought this 100 hectare estate with 18th century chateau in 1970 and spent consioderable time and money on renovations and modernisation.They were assisted by daughter and son-in-law Edith and Paul Chaudiere.In 1989 they left the local co-operative and started making and bottling their own wines.In 2003 their sons Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere took over. The estate is in the process of going organic and the well known American wine critic Robert Parker described it as 'one of my all time favouite producers in France' Read less

"Pesquie’s top cuvee, the 2006 Quintessence Rouge, is made from the estate’s oldest Syrah (80%) and Grenache (20%) vines, spends 12 months in French oak, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. This beauty boasts a dense ruby/purple hue along with abundant aromas of blackberries, charcoal, cassis, and forest floor. The sweetness of the tannins, purity, full-bodied mouthfeel, and richness are impressive...91" WA 06/09

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