At Château Pesquié, the Chaudiere Family has dedicated itself to express a unique terroir of the Ventoux, one of the coolest microclimates in the south of the Rhône Valley. Pioneers in many ways, the three generations of winemakers from the family share a long term vision: an agriculture of high quality has to be sustainable and responsible.
The superstar estate from the up-and-coming Ventoux region, Chateau Pesquie is run by the talented brothers, Alexandre & Frederic Chaudiere. The wines of great value always deliver high-quality, loads of character and impeccably made profiles.
60 % Grenache, 40 % Syrah planted at 300 m on limestone, sand,clay and gravels
Color: deep ruby color. Nose: intense with spicy notes (black pepper) and red berries. Mouth: very balanced with round tannins and fresh berries, floral and spicy flavors.
Wine Advocate (91-93/100)
Clay and limestone soils, altitude 250 to 350 m
80 % Syrah, 20 % Grenache (+ 50 years old vines).Yield 30 – 35 hl/ha.
Aged 12 to 15 months in barrels
Nose: black berries, garrigues and black olives.
Mouth: very ample structure, richness and power balanced by the freshness, garrigues, black cherry notes with velvety tannins.
Jeb Dunnuck (92-94/100)
The Wine Advocate (92-94/100)
Inspired by the finest Châteauneuf-du-Pape made of old Grenache vines in sandy soils.
90% Grenache and 10% Cinsault.
Ageing for 12 to 15 months in 600 L barriques (75%) and a ciment egg(25%).
Nose : delicate and intense, aromas of flowers and fresh red berries. Mouth : bright and juicy, with finesse and silky tannins, crisp berry notes, kirch and white pepper.
40% Viognier, 20 % Roussanne, 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache planted at 300 m on limestony soils.
Color : very limpid color with silver reflections.
Nose : white flowers and citrus with lime notes.
Mouth : beautiful tension and freshness with citrus aromas (lemon and grape fruit), exotic fuits (litchees) and white fruits.
Poor limestone located on a slope with a west exposure, at an altitude of around 300m.
80% Roussanne, 20% Clairette.
Fermented in barrels for Roussane
Nose : complex and mixing white flowers, exotic fruits (pineapple) and spices (safran). Mouth : ample and round. Rich and balanced with a good freshness, saltiness
Wine Spectator : 90 points
Clay and limestone with big scree.
95% Grenache – 5% Syrah.
Partially destemmed. No aging in oak.
Nose : Powerful with aromas of blackberry, plum, licorice, kirch and mineral notes.
Mouth : Large and full, intense and concentrated, great balance and freshness, with flavours of raspberry, black pepper and black cherry.
Jeb Dunnuck : 95/100 « A blockbuster »
Wine Advocate : 92-94/100
Northern Rhône style syrah expression with a fresh and crisp profile.
At 400 m on limestone gravels.
75% Syrah - 25% Grenache
Ageing 12-15 months in concrete and oak
Nose :Aromatic, with notes of violet flowers, licorice, spices and blackberry.
Mouth : fresh and velvety texture, very balanced and subtle, strawberry, raspberry, violet flowers; long and slightly peppery finish.
JebDunnuck.com : 93/100
Wine Advocate : 92-94/100
Jancis Robinson : 17+/20
50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Syrah.
Color : very pale rosé, bright and limpid.
Nose: flavors of small fresh red berries and citrus fruits.
Mouth : great balance and freshness with aromas of gooseberries, raspberries and citrus, floral notes.
« Château Pesquie is the finest estate in the Ventoux»
« Ascensio is blockbuster stuff »
« If you like southern Rhône reds but don't like tough tannins or the price of the most famous Château-neufs, you should seriously consider this great value and pleasure offered by Pesquié's Les Terrasses. »