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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2011
Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2011
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PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 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:

Dark red in color. Intense nose with notes of black berries and spicy aromas like pepper. The mouth is medium to full-bodied yet still very fresh and elegant tannins and flavors of red and black berries with a touch of spice.

Pairs easily with food, from simple dishes like pizza, kebabs, charcuterie and salads to more ambitious cuisine like terrines, poultry and roasted or grilled meats.

Blend: 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.