Château Pesquié is a family estate located at the foot of the Ventoux Mountain (made famous in the Tour du France), in the south of the Rhone Valley. The wine is named after the ancient terraces hewn into the hillsides on which the vines grow. 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah aged in older oak. Dark and dense with initial Grenache sweet fruits followed by chalky laced spicy Syrah. A wine that Jancis Robinson describes as "exciting" and Robert Parker as "Smoking value."
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Château Pesquié is a family estate located at the foot of the Ventoux Mountain, in the south of the Rhone Valley, gathering three generations of winemakers. This word comes from the Latin terras, meaning "lump of earth". The Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and valleys. To make the most of this exceptional terroir, vine growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building "terraces" into the steep hillsides. Still today, they are very typical of our landscapes and also called restanques or rébanqués in Provencal. The Chaudière Family chose this name in homage to the terraces their ancestors carved into carefully chosen sites and to the garden of Chateau Pesquie itself."
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2018 Vintage)
"Longtime readers will know that I love this cuvée, which is year in, year out, one of the great value buys out there. The 2018 Ventoux Terrasses is a normal blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was mostly destemmed and brought up in a mix of concrete and stainless steel. It offers a rocking bouquet of black cherries, ground pepper, flowers, and violets, with almost marine- like hints in its minerality. Medium to full-bodied, fresh, focused, pure, and with fine tannins, it's another winner from this domaine…I continue to sing the praises of Château Pesquié, which is one of the leading estates in the Ventoux region and is run by the talented brothers, Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere. Don’t let the prices fool you, these wines are the real deal."