Adjacent to the French village of Gigondas, and just east of Chateaneuf-du-Pape, is the village of Ventoux in the Rhone.
There, Chateau Pesquie has earned the reputation for producing some of the greatest value French reds. With vineyards carved out of steep hillside terraces, the 2017 Pesquie "Terracces" is a blend of mostly Grenache and the balance Syrah.
At any price, this juicy Rhone red overdelivers!
After one sip, you'll realize the 2017 Chateau Pesquie is, "one of the great value buys out there." Jeb Dunnuck
What do we love about this wine?
When you don't want to open your more collectible Chateauneufs, but still want a warm, rich red with a hint of spice, you will satisfy the Rhone lover in you with this steal of a deal!
With an intense nose of dark berry spice, cassis and fresh-picked raspberries, "Terrasses" showcases plum, cracked pepper and a terrific rustic texture. From pizza and charcuterie to more substantial cuisine of roasts and grilled meats, this Rhone red can accommodate it all!
Purchase it by the case(s).
94 / 100
"Longtime readers will know that I love this cuvée, which is year in, year out, one of the great value buys out there. The 2017 Terrasses is even better than the 2016 and ranks with the finest vintages I've tasted, matching the stunning 2010. The essence of kirsch liqueur, wild strawberries, and wildflowers flow to a full-bodied, plump, deep, beautifully layered and sexy wine that has medium to full body, ripe tannins, notable minerality, and a great finish... this is a raw, naked expression of this fabulous terroir located just south of Mount Ventoux... it has the capability to keep for 7-8 years."
93 / 100
"Crushed stone notes accent dried spices and raspberries on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate delivers rich, deep fruit flavors, plenty of concentration and an impressive velvety finish. One of the largest estates in the Ventoux, Château Pesquié is now completely organic."