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Ascensio

Chateau Pesquié

Ascensio Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Grenache, Syrah
Age of Vines
50-80
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Red clay limestone
Altitude
330 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partial whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in concrete, 4 week maceration
Aging
12-15 months in concrete

Overview

A new cuvée first made in 2015, Ascensio is based on a single vineyard of 50-80-year-old Grenache planted on red clay and limestone soils at an elevation of 330 meters above sea level. This plot of vines has always stood out to Fred and Alex and is bottled separately in only exceptional vintages. Because this Grenache is so pure and expressive, it is fermented and aged entirely in concrete with only a small addition of Syrah (about 5%).

Ratings & Reviews

94+

2018 Ascensio

Source: JD

93+

2018 Ascensio

Source: WA

95

2017 Ascensio

Source: DWWA

94

2017 Ascensio

Source: JD

90+?

2017 Ascensio

Source: WA

95

2016 Ascensio

Source: JD

92+?

2016 Ascensio

Source: WA

95+

2015 Ascensio

Source: JD

92

2015 Ascensio

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Ventoux
  • Proprietor
    Famille Chaudière
  • Winemaker
    Alex & Fred Chaudière
  • Size / Elevation
    100 hectares / 250-420 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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