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Quintessence Blanc

Chateau Pesquié

Quintessence Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Roussanne, Clairette
Age of Vines
25
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
280 meters
Fermentation
Destemmed, short whole berry maceration, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks and French oak demi-muids
Aging
Roussanne 6 months in French oak demi-muids, Clairette 6 months in tank

Overview

The Roussanne-dominant Quintessence Blanc is a chameleon of a wine and like the Viognier-based Terrasses Blanc, it demonstrates what makes the Ventoux so 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. In the chalky parts of the Ventoux and at high elevation, this same variety shows a more northern Rhone character – flowers, white peach, and citrus peel with lively acidity and sapid minerality.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2019 Quintessence Blanc

Source: JD

91

2019 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

94

2018 Quintessence Blanc

Source: JD

92

2018 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

93

2017 Quintessence Blanc

Source: JD

91

2016 Quintessence Blanc

Source: JD

91

2016 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

90

2015 Quintessence Blanc

Source: WA

90

2014 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
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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