Château Pesquié Terrasses Ventoux Rouge: One 'hell of a house red'
Terrasses Ventoux Rouge: One 'hell of a house red' – Jeb Dunnuck
'Château Pesquié is one of the great estates of the Ventoux,' writes Joe Czerwinski for Wine Advocate. It is one of Robert Parker's 'all-time favorite producers in France' and 'a phenomenal bargain'. Pesquié's Terrases Ventoux Rouge – a blend of Grenache and Syrah – also consistently ranks highly on Jeb Dunnuck's annual Top 100 value list.
Produced from the estate's old, terraced vines at 300m altitude, just below Mont Ventoux, the 2019 boasts depth, fruit concentration and mineral intensity without being sweet. It is a classy cuvée for only R 210 and, as Jeb Dunnuck says, a 'no brainer that would be a hell of a house red'.
With their history dating back to the 19th century, Alexandre and Frédéric Chaudière's family were pioneers of the Ventoux region. They showcase the cooler conditions in Ventoux's appellations by producing wines of purity, freshness and elegance. 'With Frédéric recently being elected head of the appellation, expect more visibility for this underrated region,' writes Wine Advocate.
Don't miss their 2018 old-vine Grenache cuvées – Artemia (96 DEC) and Ascensio (93+ WA), or the perennial Wine Cellar favourite, offering the ultimate value – Le Paradou Grenache 2019. Browse our full list of Château Pesquié wines online.