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Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge
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Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge 2018

South of France, FranceThe Quintessence Rouge is an 80/20 blend of syrah/grenache the Chaudiere family began in 1990 from tightly selected plots of 50+ year old, south-facing vines that sit between 250-350 meters above sea level over a mix of clay and limestone. The yields are impressively low at 30-35 hectolitres per hectare. A traditional maceration runs three to four weeks with pumpovers for aeration before the blend is aged twelve to fifteen months in a mix of stainless steel and cement. 2017 is very dark, reminiscent of Bing cherries, dried thyme, and black olives. The palate is rich and meaty with more black fruits, licorice and black pepper flecked with orange peel. A serious Ventoux at a very fair price. Think venison, wild boar, or turkey as matching menu items. There is no rush to drink this label. It can effortlessly age five to seven years in your cellar and will be even better in 2025. Again the freshness and vitality of this organic red is beguiling.Tasted: 12 August 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 33.00 private wine shops AB 30.00 fine wine shops ON 42.95 consignment QC 24.15 SAQ Producer: Château PesquiéDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 092916UPC: 3760149591520