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Quintessence Blanc

Chateau Pesquié

Quintessence Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Roussanne, Clairette
Age of Vines
25
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
280 meters
Fermentation
Destemmed, short whole berry maceration, natural yeast fermentation in concrete eggs, and 600L French oak demi-muids
Aging
6-8 months in concrete eggs and 600L French oak demi-muids, vegan

Overview

The Roussanne-dominant Quintessence Blanc is a chameleon-like similar to the Viognier-based Terrasses Blanc, demonstrating what makes the Ventoux unique in southern France. In warmer parts of the Rhône and on red-clay soils, Roussanne makes rich, dense wines with plenty of alcohol and texture. However, in the chalky parts of the Ventoux and at high elevation, this same variety shows a more northern Rhone character – expressively floral, white peach aromas and flavors, and citrus peel freshness while retaining a lively acidity and sapid minerality. If this sounds hyperbolic, then you’ve probably not had Quintessence Blanc.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2020 Quintessence Blanc

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94

2019 Quintessence Blanc

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91

2019 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

94

2018 Quintessence Blanc

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92

2018 Quintessence Blanc

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93

2017 Quintessence Blanc

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91

2016 Quintessence Blanc

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91

2016 Quintessence Blanc

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90

2015 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

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

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