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Château Pesquié Quintessence Rosétext

Château Pesquié Quintessence Rosé 2020

Sud de France, FranceThis is the first vintage of what is described as a gastronomic rosé, (translation = made for food), from Pesquié. The Quintessence Rosé is a collaboration between Olivier Poussier (Best Sommelier of the World 2000), Emmanuel Gagnepain (oenologist), and the Chaudière brothers Fred and Alex. It is a 70/20/30 blend of mourvèdre, cinsault, and clairette, vinified and aged separately before the final cuvée. The key difference is in the maceration. The saignée, or bleed the tank, method is used for the cinsault while direct pressing is applied to the mourvèdre and the clairette. The fermentation and aging are done in a concrete egg for 12 months. The colour is coral pink, the nose ripe strawberries, and palate caramel-covered raspberries. There is some extra mid-palate weight to help with richer foods. Reminiscent of the richer spectrum of French rosé from the south. In Vancouver, Tandoori chicken is the match.Tasted: 04 November 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$29.99750mlnot available; est. price at private retailers
Producer: Château PesquiéDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Syrah - GrenacheUPC: 3760149593265