French Rosé: 91 points / Editor’s Choice
Terrasses Ventoux Rosé by Chateau Pesquié 2019
This Editor’s Choice French Rosé by Chateau Pesquié from the Rhône Valley is sustainably farmed and organic.
Here at WineOnline HQ in Toronto, an affordable, thirst-quenching rosé always triggers a massive rush with our tea.
Château Pesquié is a pioneering estate in the Côtes de Ventoux AOC, an appellation in the Rhône Valley established in 1973 that sits beneath Mont de Ventoux: the highest mountain in Provence (1912m above sea level) known as a subject of Petrarch’s poetry and, more recently, as the grueling peak of the Tour de France.
This is a wine that symbolizes refreshment and relaxation. it’s energetic, aromatic, mineral, and impossible to ignore after the first glass. We’re confident you’ll agree for yourself—this bottle will make you a rosé lover for life.
Bastide Family: Producer of French Rosé from Chateau Pesquié
The Bastide family purchased the Pesquié estate in the early 1970s. Their daughter, Edith and her husband, Paul Chaudière (from a family with 150 years in viticulture) joined them in the mid 1980s. In 1989, the Bastide-Chaudière family stopped selling their grapes to the local co-op and established their own cellars, and in 2003 Edith and Paul’s sons, Frederick and Alexandre, assumed responsibility for the estate.
Sustainably farmed since the 1980s, the estate moved to fully organic methods in the early 2000s. It has vineyards in three villages to the south of Mont Ventoux, each benefitting from its proximity to the mountain through greater sunshine hours; day-to-night diurnals; incredibly diverse, limestone-rich soils and of course, the Mistral wind that ensures the consistent cultivation of healthy vines. As a result, the microclimate of the Ventoux region is the coolest on average in the southern Rhône Valley.
What the Critics Say:
“Jubilant whiffs of wild strawberry and white peach perfume this pristine, fruity dry rosé. A blend of Cinsault (50%), Grenache (40%) and Syrah (10%), it balances ripe, sunny red-fruit flavors against kicks of dried thyme, rosemary and mint. It makes for an effortlessly enjoyable but elegant summer sip.”
91 points / Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast, July 2020
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