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2005

Chateau Pesquie


Terrasses


A
O
C Cotes du Ventoux

70% Grenache


30% Syrah


$14.95


CSPC# 652313


April 26, 2008 Vintages Release


Awards

Gold


2007 Concours des Vignerons Indépendants

(FRA)


NOTE:
Robert Parker ranks Chateau Pesquie among the top two or three
estates of the Cotes du Ventoux.
The Grenache vines are 60 years old and
the Syrah vines are 30 years old.
The
Gre
n
a
che portion is

tank aged, while
the Syrah portion is oak aged

for 12 months
.
Paul and Edith Chaudière,
operate their vineyard on the principles of sustainable agriculture
.


Q: Did Parker rate this wine 92 pts?

Seriously doubt it …
(Anyone speak
Dutch?)

Ref:
www.delafranconi.nl/epages/Delafranconi.storefront/EN/Product/16014000279
-
2004?linkID=RCG&referenceID=RCG


Sherry
-
Lehmann Wines (US)


Château Pesquie is the finest estate in the Côtes du Ventoux, a gorgeous
area east of Avignon. The best bargain is their blend of 70% Grenache and
30% Syrah, the 2005 Les Terrasses. These old vines have produced a deep
ruby/purple
-
hued wine offering note
s of licorice, black olives, kirsch
liqueur, spice, and pepper. Full
-
bodied with loads of fruit as well as a
generous, savory mouthfeel, it is best drunk

over the next several years.”

-

The Wine Advocate

Ref:
www.sherry
-
lehmann.com/wines.asp?page=6&category=11



Beppi Crosariol (CAN)

Issue: April 26, 2008


Globe and Mail

Pick of the Week

&

A Best Value

“Chateau Pesquié Terrasses 2005 ($14.95, No. 652313). Full
-
bodied and
rich wit
h blackberry
-
plum fruit, it weighs in at a mere 14
-
per
-
cent alcohol
and offers up juicy
-
fresh acidity and a hint of black pepper.

It’
s a fine
choice for many red
-
meat dishes.


One of the best values of today’
s Ontario release also comes from France, in
fa
ct the same region.

Call it a mini
-
me Clos Saint Jean. Chateau Pesquié
Terrasses 2005 ($14.95, No. 652313).


Full
-
bodied and rich with blackberry
-
plum fruit, it weighs in at a mere 14
-
per
-
cent alcohol and offers up juicy
-
fresh acidity and a hint of black

pepper.


Not immensely complex and certainly not as cellar
-
worthy as th
e
Châteauneuf, it’
s a fine choice for many red
-
meat dishes.


Ref:
www.theglobe
andmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080426.CROSARIOL26/TPStory/?query=beppi


Vic Harradine (CAN)

Issue: April 26, 2008


Winecurrent

4 ½

stars
(out of 5)

“From a little known southern part of the Rhône, here’s another example of
the fully flavoured, well pric
ed wines produced there

this earned its final ½
star on price. Black pepper, spice box and ripe black cherry aromas and
flavours abound in the medium
-

to full
-
bodied red blend. It’s round and
ready drink now and over the next five years. The texture is
supple, and the
balance is perfect as the sweet fruit flavours are offset by the lovely gusher
of red currant and red cherry tang. Decant/aerate for an hour or two then
serve with any manner of grilled red meat.”

Ref:
http://winecurrent.com/content/blogcategory/74/43/


Billy Munnelly (CAN)

Issue: April 26, 2008


Billy’s Best Bottles

Recommended


Lively Red

“Juicy, lively, yummy red for the patio season. Charming with a fun feeling,
but
watch out
-

this is not a lightweight. You’ll love the seductive, Pinot
Noir character in this wine.”

Ref:
www.billysbestbottles.com/weekly_tips/vintages.html#april26



De
an Tudor (CAN)

Issue: April 26, 2008


World Wine Watch

90

pts

“… definitely young, local herb aromas, some sweetness on the mid
-
palate,
North American appeal.”

Ref:
www.deantudor.com/


Vintages (CAN)

“Think of th
is as a mid
-
weight Châteauneuf
-
du
-
Pape and you will have a
sense of what this ripe, round, fruity and delicious wine is like.

A blend of
stainless steel
-
matured Grenache and oak
-
aged Syrah from the great 2005
vintage, this wine shows aromas and flavours o
f plum, garrigue, pepper and
vanilla.

A wine to enjoy tonight with braised beef and spring vegetables, or
cellar it for 2
-
4 years.


Ref:
www.vintages.com/circular/2/_finewines.html#
france



Jean
-
Michel Deluc (FRA)

Issue:

4

stars
(out of 5)

“Eye
-

An intense, ruby red colour with violet reflections and a crimson
degradation. The wine has kept its initial colour. It is bright, opaque in its
density and offers a good visual concentr
ation.

Nose
-

On the nose, the wine offers above all a fresh, fruity framework. We
found notes of cherries, plums, blackcurrants and raspberries. On aeration
the wine opens out onto more delicate notes of red flowers, roses and violets
-

we also found no
tes of fresh grapes. A welcoming and indulgent wine.

Palate
-

On the palate we discovered the same indulgent and fruity feeling
with its notes of cherry and plum. The wine is rich and supple. It becomes
fresher towards the middle of the palate with the
licorice flavours. The
tannins of ripe grapes are fine and sleek and bring a crunchy side to the
finish.

Food
-

Grilled white and red meats, veal, pork, lamb, beef, duck with herbs
or sweet and sour sauce, rabbit, strong cheeses from the South of France.”

Ref:
www.uk.chateauonline.com/pages/fichevin.Asp?idproduct=22213&subprodid=36653&EventCode
=


Chateau Online (UK)

“A beautiful framework of fruit
on both the nose and palate makes it an
absolute pleasure to drink.

The fine, delicate, sleek structure brings a little
character to the finish.

This pleasant and delicious wine would accompany a
simple yet classy dish perfectly.

A wine from the Côtes d
u Ventoux to rival
the very biggest names in the Rhône Valley.


We enjoyed its modern feel
which made it energetic, smooth and welcoming. It perfectly combines
power with elegance, opulence with freshness.

The producers have got it
just right as far as ke
eping up with the “modern wine” is concerned: respect
of the type of grape and the terroir, a seductive feel, a subtle power in its
structure… indulgent pleasure.

What more could we ask?!”

Ref:
www.uk.chateauonline.com/pages/fichevin.Asp?idproduct=22213&subprodid=36653&EventCode
=


Uncorked (IRE)

“The Les Terrasses is a remarkable offering from importer Eric Solomon,
who personally put together this

9,000 case blend of 60% Grenache and 40%
Syrah, all from vines over thirty years of age.

Approximately one
-
third of it
spends time in barrel.

A dense ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous
aromas of black fruits, spice, earth, and flowers.

Full
-
bod
ied and opulent,
with good underlying structure, dazzling purity, and tremendous texture, this
high
-
class, serious Cotes du Ventoux is supple enough to drink now yet
possesses all the stuffing needed to age (possibly improve) for 4
-
6 years.
Amazing stuff!

The Best of Wine in Ireland says
: A forthright, powerful wine with intense,
jammy, ripe fruits, and soft gentle tannins.

Perfect with bangers and
burgers!!”

Ref:
www.uncorked.ie/shop/chateau_pesquie_cotes_du_ventoux_les_terrasses_2005.spicy_warm_reds.red_wine.7342.html



Region

Technically part of the Southern Rhône delta, the Ventoux is in reality a
satellite of Châteauneuf
-
du
-
Pape, with a much higher elevation than its
famous neighbor.

The higher elevation gives the Grenache

Grenache is
king here in the Ventoux as it is in nearby Vacqueyras

longer hang
-
time on
the vines.

The soil in the Ventoux is not unlike that of Châtea
uneuf
-
du
-
Pape, with vineyards that contain large deposits of galets or pudding stones
that retain the sun’s heat during the day and keep the vines warm when the
temperature drops at night.”

Ref:
www.pjwine.com/html/wow_07_10_15.html


Background

“In 1985, Paul and Edith Chaudière, physiotherapist and speech therapist
from Avignon, decided to take a step back and rethink their professional
lives in the hope of going back to the family tradition of
wine making.

They
decided to realise this dream and took up the family vineyard at Château
Pesquié, which used to belong to the illustrious Daudet family from
Provence.

The first few steps came as quite a challenge for the family who,
not having had much

experience in the field of wine making, then found
themselves trying hard to compete in this little known appellation where
almost no independent wine producers were left, after the appellation had
become dominated by co
-
operative wineries.

Over four yea
rs, they
painstakingly reconstructed and developed the vineyard, in the hope of
bringing it back to its former glory.

They ripped out the table
-
grapes and
cherry trees, favouring old vines, and planted Syrah and Grenache varieties.

In 1989, after an incr
edible journey of new experiences, achievements and
some important lessons learned, the Chaudière and Bastide families decided
to create the wine cellar at Château Pesquié.

Over the last 15 years, the
adventure has continued, with the further expansion of

both the wine cellar
and Domain at Château Pesquié, resulting in a coveted position as one of the
best Domains in the appellation.”

Ref:
www.uk.ch
ateauonline.com/pages/fichevin.Asp?idproduct=22213&subprodid=36653&EventCode
=


Track Record

2004 vintage : 90 pts


Robert Parker

2003 vintage


89 pts


Robert Parker

2002 vintage


Recommended


July 9, 2005


Beppi Crosariol

(Globe and
Mail)
$14.95


Pr
oducer

DESCRIPTION
:

This word comes from the Latin terras
, meaning “lump of earth”
.


The

Côtes
du Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and

valleys.

To make
the most of this exceptional terroir, grape growers

and other farmers had to
accomp
lish the colossal feat of building


terraces


into the steep hillsides,
choosing especially well
-
protected,

sunny locations.

Still today, the
Provence countryside boasts

centuries
-
old olive trees planted on terraces
called restanques or

rébanqués in Prove
nçal.

Paul and Edith Chaudière
chose this name in

homage to the Provence countryside terraces their
ancestors carved

into carefully chosen sites.

SOIL
:

Located on the hillside at an altitude of 280 to 310 meters and facing

southeast, this vineyard is plan
ted in gravelly soil covered with

pebbles.

GRAPES
:

70 % Grenache and 30 % Syrah.

VINIFICATION AND AGING
:

The grapes are crushed and destemmed.

We obtain optimal color and

aroma
after a fifteen day maceration.

Traditional wine
-
making is

followed by a
long

rest.

Then the wine is naturally clarified through a

series of decantings
at select times.

35 % of this vintage is aged in

oak barrels (2 or 3 years old).
Bottled at the Château.

TASTING
:

Colour: dark red colour.

Nose: nose blossoming into jammy berry a
romas set off by a touch of

spice.

Mouth: This medium to full
-
bodied wine with a powerful mouthfeel

with
elegant and onctuous tannins, is enhanced by very round cherry

and black
curra
nt notes finishing with spicy flavours.

Food and wine pairing: Ideal with

terrines, poultry (guineafowl,

turkey...),
roasted or grilled meats, mushroom pies, and stuffed baby

vegetables.

PRESS REVIEW:

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2007 : gold medal

GAULT ET MILLAU 2008 : 16/20

GUIDE DES MEILLEURS VINS A PETITS PRIX 2008

R
VF
-

Classement des meilleurs vins de France 2008 : 14/20

Ref:
www.chateaupesquie.com/images/wines/pdf/terrasses05
-
red.pdf


Resources

Merchandising sheet from producer

www.chateaupesquie.com/images/wines/pdf/terrasses05
-
red.pdf



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