Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses 2015 | A smoking good wine that folks should snatch up
92 Points; Jeb Dunnuck; Wine Advocate: “A smoking good Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses 2015 that readers should snatch up; which is 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that’s aged in a combination of two- to four-year-old barrels and foudres. Medium to full-bodied; polished; silky and with no hard edges; it has classic Southern Rhone notes of Provencal spices; garrigue; licorice and ripe black raspberries. Buy a case and drink bottles for the coming 5-6 years. Easily one of my favorite estates from the up-and-coming Ventoux region. Chateau Pesquie is run by the talented brothers, Alexandre & Frederic Chaudiere. The wines sell for a song, yet always deliver high-quality, loads of character and impeccably made profiles.”
Jancis Robinson: Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses 2015 is a Grenache/Syrah blend but the sweet Grenache is to the fore on the nose. Then comes the tarry firmness of the Syrah on the finish. This is pretty serious, with a really strong licorice streak. […]Very ambitious but by no means overdone. Exciting.”
Tasting Notes | Color: deep ruby color. Nose: intense nose with spicy notes (especially black pepper) and red berries. Mouth: This very balanced wine offers round tannins and fresh berries aromas, with some floral and spicy flavors.
Food & Wine pairing: Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses is very easy to match. With simple dishes such as pizzas, kebabs, charcuterie, vegetable pies or salads to more ambitious cuisine like terrines, poultry (guineafowl, turkey…), roasted or grilled meats. Serve at about 17° C.
About Chateau Pesquie | Winemakers Alexandre & Frederic Chaudiere
In 1985, Paul and Edith Chaudiere left their jobs in private industry (she was a voice therapist and he was a physical therapist) to study wine at one of France’s top wine universities at Suze la Rousse. 1989 marked the creation of the property in Mormoiron, one of the tiny villages dotting the beautiful countryside under the Mont Ventoux. Since then, they have been pushing the quality envelope in the zone, forcing other growers to raise quality as well. The name “Pesquie” comes from old provencal (which by the way is still spoken by a few people in the area) and means a “water basin” (the property is built on the site of an old pond.) The wines from Pesquie are some of the best values in the EC portfolio and would be double the price if grown just 20 minutes away in more “known” appellations.