Chateau Pesquie Quintessence 2012

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

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Item No. 132923
  • red wine
  • RP93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • RP93
  • 2003
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Dense purple color with spices, eucalyptus, and leather on the nose. Soft and elegant notes of garrigue and eucalyptus on the palate with a long finish. Pairs well with stuffed poultry, wild boar stew, and soft cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Tasted out of tank, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux La Quintessence looks just as good. Juicy and fresh, with the approachableness of the vintage, it gives up ample flowers, garrigue, licorice and copious black and blue fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured and seamless profile. The same blend and elevage as the 2011, it should drink nicely for upward of a decade. As a side note, I was able to taste the first vintage of this cuvee, the 1990, and it was still youthful in color and drinking beautifully, so don’t underestimate the ageability of this cuvee. "
93 Points

Learn About Chateau Pesquie Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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