2019 Chateau Pesquie Silica BIO
Frédéric Chaudière and his brother Alexandre together run Château Pesquié, located at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Their 72 hectares of vineyards are located within a radius of up to 5 km around the Château in the commune of Mormoiron and are planted on a very siliceous soil mixed with clay and sandstone. The ecological way of working, in combination with a good quality and varied soil, the right grape varieties with a considerable age and the favorable microclimate with the cooling effect of the Mont Ventoux, guarantee top quality wines. Both brothers with a lot of love for their wines and passion for quality, are currently seen as pioneers of their region and are a shining example for the Ventoux appellation. Robert Parker underlines the quality of this Château by regularly giving high scores.
The name recalls the terroir of sand in which it gives its exceptional finesse and elegance. It also pays tribute to one of the most important elements used in biodynamic farming, enhancing the clarity and shimmering sides of wine.
The Château Pesquié Silica consists of 90% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. The Grenache is a grape that gives a wine that in its youth has a lot of fresh red fruit, especially raspberries and cherries. As a winemaker you have to be able to 'catch' that. Alex Chaudiere can do that like no other. He ferments the wine on 'concrete eggs' (very modern) and concrete tanks (old-fashioned), followed by 12-15 months in 600L barrels (demi muids). The wine can take it, because the wood does not dominate. Berries, cherries and raspberries. Some kirsch and white pepper. Intense and delicate in the taste, with beautiful fruit and a long finish. Jeb Dunnuck 93-95, Wine Advocate 91-93, 96 (Gold) Decanter Wine Awards.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Côtes du Rhone|
|Appellation||Côtes du Ventoux|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|