Château Pesquié Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses 2006
T E R R A S S E S 2 0 0 6 D e s c r i p t i o n This word comes from the Latin terras, meaning "lump of earth". The Côtes du Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and valleys. To make the most of this exceptional terroir, grape growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building "terraces" into the steep hillsides, choosing especially well-protected, sunny locations. Still today, the Provence countryside boasts centuries-old olive trees planted on terraces called restanques or rébanqués in Provençal. Paul and Edith Chaudière chose this name in homage to the Provence countryside terraces their ancestors carved into carefully chosen sites. S o i l Located on the hillside at an altitude of 280 to 310 meters and facing southeast, this vineyard is planted in gravelly soil covered with pebbles. G r a p e s 70 % Grenache and 30 % Syrah. V i n i f i c a t i o n a n d a g i n g The grapes are crushed and destemmed. We obtain optimal color and aroma after a fifteen day maceration. Traditional wine-making is followed by a long rest. Then the wine is naturally clarified through a series of decantings at select times. 35 % of this vintage is aged in oak barrels (2 or 3 years old). Bottled at the Château. T a s t i n g Colour: dark red colour. Nose: nose blossoming into jammy berry aromas set off by a touch of spice. Mouth: This medium to full-bodied wine with a powerful mouthfeel with elegant and onctuous tannins, is enhanced by very round cherry and black current notes finishing with spicy flavours. Food and wine pairing: Ideal with terrines, poultry (guineafowl, turkey...), roasted or grilled meats, mushroom pies, and stuffed baby vegetables. P r e s s r e v i e w Vintage 2005 : Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2007 : gold medal GAULT ET MILLAU 2008 : 16/20 GUIDE DES MEILLEURS VINS A PETITS PRIX 2008 RVF - Classement des meilleurs vins de France 2008 : 14/20 ROBERT PARKER : 92 points
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Dark, deep ruby color. Nose is very inviting with spice cookies, fig, lead pencil, beef broth with a hint of skunk. Smooth, medium body. Blackberry fruit, spice and slightly herby. Nice amount of acidity that carries this win perfectly with or without food. Subtle yet present tannin mostly noticeable with the medium length finish. A great buy for the price.
No detailed notes but another fine performance from this great QPR. Big and muscular dark fruit tempered by a soft mouth feel that always pleases just about anyone I open this for.
Very nice wine, smooth, lots of berries
This wine was the standout favorite at our tasting at work in early december. we went through 4 bottles. granted, half of one probably went to me, i mean, i ran the table, had to make sure the bottle wasnt corked first...maybe had to make sure a couple of extra times. great wine for 15 bucks. lots of character and enough depth to enjoy it on its own.
Just a great, everyday wine. Wonderful value. Lots of ripe fruit. Definite crowd pleaser. Inexpensive enough to serve at a get-together.
With each sip it becomes smoother and smoother. If the first taste wasn't appealing, take a second and third; it becomes exponentially better after the first glass. Superbly paired with steak.
External Reviews for Château Pesquié Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses
An amazing effort from one of Cotes de Ventoux's up-and-coming superstar producers, this non-oaked cuvee made from 60% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 40% Syrah (40-year-old vines) boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a fabulous nose of melted cassis intermixed with a touch of Provençal herbs and tomato skins. Also offering abundant glycerin, full body, and a pure, thick, juicy finish, this is an awesome wine for the price. Moreover, there are 7,000 cases available. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
Ripe and suave, with supple tannins that meld into the plum and boysenberry fruit, all laced with incense, black tea and pastis notes. Dark but pure on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.
Much ado about terroir, the '98 Pesquie is, in short, the flavor of a vineyard. Nicely balanced, no one component stands above another. So relax, enjoy the view from the balcony overlooking the vineyard, the sights, the sounds, and the smell of earth, wind, and well, in a word... terroir!
Located outside the tiny Rhône town of Mormoriron, Château Pesquié is known for substantial reds like Terrasses, which is dense with earthy raspberry notes and supple tannins.
The 2004 Pesquie Terrasses, a blend of 70% Grenache that is 60 years old and 30% Syrah that is 30 years old, all aged in barrel, is an amazing wine for an astonishingly low price. Deep ruby/purple with notes of truffle, tar, blackberry, and cassis, the wine is vibrant, full-bodied, lush, and ideal for drinking over the next 4-5 years. It is nearly too good to be true, and many people familiar with wine in that price range will be absolutely amazed by its sheer concentration and character, so be prepared.
Another of my favorite estates in the up-and-coming Cotes du Ventoux appellation, Pesquie's inexpensive 2009 Terrasses is a custom cuvee put together by American importer Eric Solomon. Composed of 70% Grenache (from 60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (from 30-year-old vines), aged in neutral oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this 10,000-case cuvée hits every sweet spot on the palate. Tasting more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than an inexpensive Cotes du Ventoux, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine offers up scents of licorice, black cherries, raspberries, pepper, and meat juices. Medium to full-bodied with a structured, well-delineated mouthfeel, good freshness, a heady finish, and firm, but well-balanced tannins, it should drink nicely for 2-3 years.
The Ventoux apellation is essentially a Côtes du Rhône sub-region. The wines, consistent with the southern Rhône style, are produced mainly from Grenache and Syrah. Château Pesquié is composed of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Helped along by 14% alcohol, the Grenache shows a typically strong red raspberry liqueur element. But the blend also brings pepper spice, black fruits and a ripe plum flavor. Medium bodied, clear and bright, with a refreshing purity of fruit, this wine represents real authenticity of place and grape. A great dinner wine with food compatibility rating as one of its top assets. Good concentration and lingering flavors.