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Château Pesquié Quintessence Blanc
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Château Pesquié Quintessence Blanc 2018

South of France, FranceQuintessence Blanc is the top white at Pesquié. It is produced in tiny amounts (4000 and 5000 bottles) and is shaped to be an elegant expression of roussanne. The mix is 80/20 roussanne /clairette, with traces of viognier. The grapes are picked and processed separately, with the roussanne fermented and aged in wood for five months, while the clairette remained in stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation, and both varieties are aged in concrete for another six months. The nose opens with complex, fresh florals spiked with pineapple and brown spices. There is terrific minerality here translated in a big way by the clairette. Rich and balanced, it is the salty notes that sell this wine and take it to another level. Best with rich dishes like truffle risotto.Tasted: 12 August 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.49 private wine shops AB 26.99 private wine shops QC 28.85 SAQ Producer: Château PesquiéDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Roussanne - ClairetteCSPC: 196934UPC: 3760149592725