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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2008
Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2008
(search item no. 102729)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This word comes from the Latin terras, meaning "lump of earth". The Côtes du Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and valleys. To make the most of this exceptional terroir, grape growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building terraces" into the steep hillsides, choosing especially well-protected, sunny locations.

70 % Grenache & 30% Syrah

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About Chateau Pesquie:

In 1985, Paul and Edith Chaudiere left their jobs in private industry (she was a voice therapist and he was a physical therapist) to study wine at one of France's top wine universities at Suze la Rousse. 1989 marked the creation of the property in Mormoiron, one of the tiny villages dotting the beautiful countryside under the Mont Ventoux. Since then, they have been pushing the quality envelope in the zone, forcing other growers to raise quality as well. The name "Pesquie" comes from old provencal (which by the way is still spoken by a few people in the area) and means a "water basin" (the property is built on the site of an old pond.) The wines from Pesquie are some of the best values in the EC portfolio and would be double the price if grown just 20 minutes away in more "known" appellations.