Quintessence Blanc, Château Pesquié 2017, Rhône Valley, France


Three generations of the Chaudiere family have been making wine at Château Pesquié, an estate high in the Rhone Valley’s Ventoux hills. This is one of the coolest micro-climates in the Rhone Valley, with incredible mineral diversity. Lots of cool limestone soils help to moderate the sunny warmth, and the cool, drying Mistral wind helps to keep grapes and vines healthy, and the wines fresh. The Château Pesquié cellars are carved into the hillside, creating a perfect temperature for ageing wines.


The Quintessence Blanc is the top white cuvée from Château Pesquié, and is a blend of 80% Roussanne and 20% Clairette. The Rousanne is barrel-fermented and aged, lending complexity and richness, while the Clairette is raised in cement eggs. The wine is organic and biodynamic, and only around 4,500 bottles are made each year.


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