91 Points - Wine Advocate
Located at the foot of the Ventoux Mountain, in the south of the Rhone Valley, Chateau Pesquie is a gathering of three generations of winemakers. In the Provençal language, the term “pesquie” means a fishpond and applies to the lexical field surrounding springs and water which are vital commodities in the dry Provençal climate. The large “bastide” is built on an outstanding site, at the junction of two springs which intersect under the Chateau. There are fifteen fountains in the gardens. The terroir of Chateau Pesquie has one of the coolest micro climates in the southern Rhone Valley. The terroir has a great mineral diversity, predominantly consisting of limestone. The Ventoux Mountain provides exceptional conditions to create outstanding wines.
Deep ruby in color, Chateau Pesquie "Terrasses" Ventoux Protegee is a red blend of 60 % Grenache and 40 % Syrah (with some traces of Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre). First the grapes are crushed and destemmed followed by a fifteen days maceration. Then the wine is naturally clarified through a series of decanting at select times. 30% of the wine is aged in 2-4 year old oak barrels for about six months. The resulting wine offers an intense nose with notes of red berried and black pepper. The full-bodied palate is well balanced with very round tannins, offering floral notes accompanied by flavors of fresh berry and spice. Pair it with pizza, kebab, vegetable pie, terrines and roasted or grilled meats.
"The 2013 Ventoux Terrasses offer gorgeous garrigue, white pepper, underbrush and sweet berry fruit to go with a forward, seamless, elegant style on the palate. Year in and year out this cuvee is an incredible value and a no brainer that readers need to buy. " - Wine Advocate
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 14