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Quintessence Rouge

Chateau Pesquié

Quintessence Rouge Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Syrah, Grenache
Age of Vines
50+
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Loamy gray clay, red clay
Altitude
250-350 meters
Fermentation
Destemmed and crushed, 3 week maceration, fermented in tank
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)

Overview

Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge was first made in 1990 by Paul Chaudière. At that time this region was considered a backwater of the Rhône, only capable of producing cheap, bulk wine. Largely due to the efforts of Paul, and now his sons Alex and Fred, the Ventoux’s reputation has never been better and Quintessence remains one of the benchmark wines of the region and a tremendous value. Quintessence is a blend of primarily Syrah with a small proportion of Grenache – all from 50 year old vines planted at an elevation of 250-350m.

Ratings & Reviews

92-94

2019 Quintessence Rouge

Source: WA

91-93

2018 Quintessence Rouge

Source: JD

91-93

2018 Quintessence Rouge

Source: WA

93

2017 Quintessence Rouge

Source: JD

95+

2016 Quintessence Rouge

Source: JD

91

2014 Quintessence Rouge

Source: WA

90+

2013 Quintessence Rouge

Source: WS

92

2012 Quintessence Rouge

Source: WA

92

2011 Quintessence Rouge

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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