Chateau Pesquie - Edition 1912M 2020
Chateau Pesquie Edition 1912M (Rhone, France) 2020
91 pts Jeb Dunnuck
“This family-run estate is unquestionably one of the reference point estates for the Ventoux appellation. These are serious wines, at great prices, and readers need to jump on these before the prices catch up with the quality.” Jeb Dunnuck
Oh, Jeb… wanna job? It’s rare to hear a critic be so forthcoming with a sales pitch. Heck, he doesn’t even profit from the sale! But, folks, he is dead on. This is a ridiculous buy!
So what is it? A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from high-altitude vineyards on the slope of Mont Ventoux. “1912m” on the label refers to the height, in meters, of the famed mountain that separates the Rhone Valley from the Ventoux region. In the shadows of the Mont, this is a coolest microclimate of the Southern Rhone/Provencal area. The dramatic shift between sunny days and cool nights provides a long growing season and a ridiculously fresh and vibrant wine.
This is French Bistro wine – juicy, delicious and straightforward to be paired with classic dishes like Coq au Vin, Cassoulet, Pot-au-Feu and Steak Frites. Don’t worry… you don’t have to go full-on French to enjoy this baby. The winery recommends pizzas, kebabs and salads… and roasted or grilled meats.
Jeb Dunnuck: 91 Points
“From higher elevation parcels and mostly Grenache, the 2020 Ventoux Edition 1912M offers pretty strawberry and cherry fruits as well as classic Southern Rhône notes of peppery herbs, spice, and licorice. It has a beautiful sense of minerality on the palate, is medium-bodied, balanced, and just a beautiful wine.” JD
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