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Quintessence Rosé

Chateau Pesquié

Quintessence Rosé Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Clairette
Age of Vines
15–60
Farming
Certified biodynamic
Soil
Red clay-limestone
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, Mourvèdre & Clairette direct press, Cinsault saigné, natural yeast fermentation in concrete eggs & neutral 600L French oak barrels
Aging
12 months in concrete eggs & 600L French oak barrels, vegan

Overview

Fred and Alex Chaudière teamed up with sommelier Olivier Poussier & enologist Emmanuel Gagnepain to create this unique and age-worthy rosé. Inspired by the wines of Provence and in particular, Bandol, Quintessence Rosé is based on 70% direct press Mourvèdre with 20% saigné Cinsault, and 10% Clairette. Each variety is fermented and aged separately before the final blend is selected. The gradual pressing of the Mourvèdre and the skin contact of the Cinsault provide structure, light tannins, and an herbal edge to this delicate peach and cherry-flavored wine. Truly a gastronomic rosé for those seeking a less ephemeral and more substantial pink wine.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2020 Quintessence Rosé

Source: JD

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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