Robert Parker calls Château Pesquié one of his ‘all-time favorite producers in France‘ and ‘a phenomenal bargain‘. We agree; the Paradou and Terrasses are two of our top-selling wines.
From hillside vineyards below Mont Ventoux, these old-vine Grenache vineyards lie at around 300m in the Ventoux appellation. Limestone clay soils in a cooler part of the Southern Rhône allow the wines to achieve tremendous purity and elegance.
Paradou comes from 75-year-old Grenache vines and, whilst soft and fruit-driven, it offers intriguing complexity and great length. ‘It’s a knockout value and this crowd-pleaser should not be missed,’ says Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate. Terrasses is more serious, with the addition of Syrah providing more structure and density. It will age well for a decade.
These releases are the vision of the new generation – Alexandre and Frédéric Chaudière, whose family were pioneers of the Côtes du Ventoux with a history that dates back to the 19th century.
The wines sell for a song, yet always deliver high-quality, loads of character and impeccably made profiles.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
Château Pesquié Le Paradou Grenache 2014 – R 130
The 2014 Vin de France comes from rocky, clay and limestone soils and higher elevation vineyards located to the west of the city of Nimes. This bistro styled beauty has lots kirsch, roasted herb and black licorice characteristics as well as medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of texture and enough depth and substance to drink nicely for 3-4 years. – The Wine Advocate, 88 points
Château Pesquié Terrasses Ventoux Rouge 2014 – R 175
Always a terrific value, the 2014 Ventoux Terrasses is no exception and offers complex, classic southern Rhone notes of dried garrigue, pepper, spice-box, licorice and sweet cherry fruit. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and balanced red that gains depth and richness with time in the glass, has loads Provencal character and a great finish. Made from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was aged in tank and old barrels, it can last for 7-8 years (I know as I just finished a case of the ’05, which was still going strong at age 10. – The Wine Advocate, 91 points