Chateau Pesquié 2018 Terrasses Rosé
50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Syrah | Alc: 13.0% – Dry & Fruity
Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France
Pesquié 2018 Terrasses Rosé is very pale rosé, bright and limpid with flavors of small fresh red berries and citrus fruits. The mouth offers a great balance and freshness with aromas of gooseberries, raspberries and citrus, with floral notes.
This word comes from the Latin terras, meaning “lump of earth”. The Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and valleys. To make the most of this exceptional terroir, vine growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building “terraces” into the steep hillsides. Still today, they are very typical of our landscapes and also called restanques or rébanqués in Provencal. The Chaudière Family chose this name in homage to the terraces their ancestors carved into carefully chosen sites and to the garden of Chateau Pesquie itself.
Les Terrasses rosé is a delightful aperitif. Suited to grilled meats and fishes, raw or grilled vegetables, charcuterie, soft white cheese, spicy dishes. Fresh fruit based desserts and sorbet. Serve cool (8° C or 46° F).
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
“A blend of 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 10% Syrah, the 2018 Ventoux Rose Terrasses is another fine vintage for this cuvée. Dried spices, watermelon rind and strawberries mingle easily on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate delivers mixed berry and citrus flavors aboard a silky texture. It’s fully dry on the finish, with a hint of bitterness.” 90 Pts – The Wine Advocate
“The estate rose (this family makes a handful of terrific roses under their Le Paradou label) is the 2018 Ventoux Terrasses Rose and it’s a blend of 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, and 10% Syrah brought up in tank. Its light pink color is followed by a terrific array of wild strawberry and peach fruits intermixed with complex notes of sappy herbs and pine forest-like characteristics. Clean, crisp, medium-bodied, and with a dry, lengthy finish, it’s terrific rose that’s going to shine on the dinner table over the coming summer months.” 90 Pts – Jeb Dunnuck
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