Chateau Pesquie / Quintessence Rouge / 750mL
APPELLATIONVentouxVARIETYSyrah, GrenacheAGE OF VINES50+FARMINGCertified sustainable (FARRE) & conversion to organic (ECOCERT)SOILLoamy gray clay, red clayALTITUDE250-350 metersFERMENTATIONDestemmed and crushed, 3 week maceration, fermented in tankAGING18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge was first made in 1990 by Paul Chaudière. At that time this region was considered a backwater of the Rhône, only capable of producing cheap, bulk wine. Largely due to the efforts of Paul, and now his sons Alex and Fred, the Ventoux’s reputation has never been better and Quintessence remains one of the benchmark wines of the region and a tremendous value. Quintessence is a blend of primarily Syrah with a small proportion of Grenache – all from 50 year old vines planted at an elevation of 250-350m.