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Château Pesquié Ventoux Terrasses Rougetext

Château Pesquié Ventoux Terrasses Rouge 2020

Ventoux, Southern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceAs written last year, the Pesquié Ventoux red ticks many buy boxes. It grows at an altitude of roughly 300 metres on various estate terroirs along Mount Ventoux's hillsides. The soils are stony limestone marine-like, with iron oxide, sands, and clays. The property is certified organic using biodynamic techniques, and production is a third-generation family affair under brothers Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere. The blend is 60/40 grenache/syrah, macerated for 15 days and then aged for several months in stainless steel and cement. The nose is pure black raspberry with juicy hints of mulberry and black cherry that all spill onto the palate. There is also a stony mineral underside that stiffens a fresh finish. There is excellent value here, something fading among the best Rhône wines. Think of pizzas, kebabs, charcuterie, vegetable pies, and terrines.Tasted: 16 March 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$20.99750mlBCL Stores
AB$18.29750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Château PesquiéDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 708750UPC: 3760149591032