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Silica

Chateau Pesquié

Silica Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Grenache, Cinsault
Age of Vines
65
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Sand, limestone gravel
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in concrete vats, 4 week gentle maceration
Aging
12-15 months in 600L French oak demi-muids (75%) and concrete eggs (25%)

Overview

Silica rounds out Château Pesquié’s three single-vineyard offerings by showcasing the elegance of Grenache and Cinsault when grown on pure sand. Situated at an elevation of 300m above sea level, this 65-year-old vineyard demonstrates the lively character of Grenache when grown on sand, quite tasty on its own, but enlivened by the floral aromatics so typical of Cinsault.

Ratings & Reviews

91-93

2019 Silica

Source: WA

92-94

2018 Silica

Source: JD

92-94

2018 Silica

Source: WA

95

2017 Silica

Source: JD

90

2017 Silica

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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