Château Pesquié Terrasses Rosé 2010

I had picked up Château Pesquié Terrasses Rosé 2010 simply because I thought the colour absolutely tantalizing. After my afternoon of weeding, watering and general maintenance of my little flower, herb and veggie gardens, I figured it to be the perfect counterpart to a relaxing early evening. Château Pesquié is a family owned estate located at the foot of the Ventoux Mountains that has been at the forefront of sustainable agriculture since 1985 when 2nd generation winemaker Paul Chaudiѐre began pioneering sustainable cultivation. In 2003 it became one of the first independent wineries to obtain official certification. Only organic fertilizers are used, and instead of pesticides, they utilize a hydraulic based machine for manual weed removal. Today the Domaine is run by Paul’s two sons Alexandre and Frédéric and their cousin, who continue with the mission to produce “extraordinary wines” by harnessing “the potential of the outstanding Ventoux terroir”.

Brilliant coral hot pink in colour, aromas of violets and summer strawberries were underscored by faint traces of white pepper. Juicy raspberry and blackberry flavours abounded, whilst hints of fresh mint and a bright acidity harmonized in the light to medium body. Spicy ginger and traces of rich honey and strawberries lingered in the invigorating finish. This is a refreshing, pleasant glass fantastic for the patio or with summer meals.
50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Côtes du Ventoux
France
Vinified and bottled at Château Pesquié by the Winemaker
13% Alcohol
$11
Enjoy now thru 2013
*Rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast

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