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Le Paradou Grenache

Chateau Pesquie, Le Paradou Grenache 2016

R125

135 in stock

Notes

100% Grenache

“Paradou” in the old Provençal language, the “langue d’oc,” does not mean “paradise” but refers to the old watermills that once dotted the landscape. Le Paradou is indeed a former watermill owned by the Chaudière Family and the guest house of Château Pesquié. Frédéric & Alexandre Chaudière, the new generation of the family, have selected great Grenache plots, slightly elevated, to create a fresh and crunchy wine.

Viticulture:
The grapes are mostly from clay and lime-stone slopes at an average altitude of about 200/250 meters (650 to 800 ft).

Vinification:
The grapes are destemmed and placed in concrete and stainless steel vats during 10 to 15 days. No oak aging at all. Bottled by Famille Chaudière.

Tasting notes:
'The Le Paradou label is a joint venture between the Ventoux's Chateau Pesquie Chaudiere family and importer Eric Solomon. The 2016 Vin de France, which has already been bottled, is 100% Grenache and comes from vines in the Ventoux and the Roussillon's Agly Valley. It was brought up all in concrete tank. Deep ruby colored, with awesome notes of garrigue, pepper, kirsch and dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a great finish. It sells for a song and way over-delivers.' – Wine Advocate, 90/100

'Limpid and dark ruby color. Nose of black and red berries with spicy notes. In the mouth, good concentration, roundness and freshness in the same time. Crunchiness of the grapes, cherry and blackcurrant aromas with hints of pepper. Very easy to drink!' – Alexandre & Frédéric Chaudière, Winemakers

100% Grenache

“Paradou” in the old Provençal language, the “langue d’oc,” does not mean “paradise” but refers to the old watermills that once dotted the landscape. Le Paradou is indeed a former watermill owned by the Chaudière Family and the guest house of Château Pesquié. Frédéric & Alexandre Chaudière, the new generation of the family, have selected great Grenache plots, slightly elevated, to create a fresh and crunchy wine.

Viticulture:
The grapes are mostly from clay and lime-stone slopes at an average altitude of about 200/250 meters (650 to 800 ft).

Vinification:
The grapes are destemmed and placed in concrete and stainless steel vats during 10 to 15 days. No oak aging at all. Bottled by Famille Chaudière.

Tasting notes:
'The Le Paradou label is a joint venture between the Ventoux's Chateau Pesquie Chaudiere family and importer Eric Solomon. The 2016 Vin de France, which has already been bottled, is 100% Grenache and comes from vines in the Ventoux and the Roussillon's Agly Valley. It was brought up all in concrete tank. Deep ruby colored, with awesome notes of garrigue, pepper, kirsch and dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a great finish. It sells for a song and way over-delivers.' – Wine Advocate, 90/100

'Limpid and dark ruby color. Nose of black and red berries with spicy notes. In the mouth, good concentration, roundness and freshness in the same time. Crunchiness of the grapes, cherry and blackcurrant aromas with hints of pepper. Very easy to drink!' – Alexandre & Frédéric Chaudière, Winemakers

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WA 90

Country

FR

Region

Rhone

Style

Red

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