Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux "Terrasses" Blanc 2016 (Southern Rhone, France)

Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux "Terrasses" Blanc 2016
(Southern Rhone, France)

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About This Wine:
This word comes from the Latin terras, meaning "lump of earth". The Ventoux region is characterized by alternating hills and valleys. To make the most of this exceptional terroir, vine growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building "terraces" into the steep hillsides, choosing especially well-protected, sunny locations. Still today, the Provence countryside boasts centuries-old olive trees planted on terraces called restanques or rebanques in Provencal. The Chaudiere Family chose this name in homage to the Provence countryside terraces their ancestors carved into carefully chosen sites and to the site and garden of Chateau Pesquie itself.

Tasting notes:
Color: Very limpid color with silver reflections.
Nose: white flowers and citrus aromas with lime notes.
Mouth: Beautiful tension and freshness with citrus aromas ( lemon and grape fruit), exotic fuits ( litchees ) and white fruits.

Food & Wine pairing:
Ideal as an aperitif, Terrasses white will match very well with vegetables apetizers , grilled fishes, white meats and light cheeses.

70% Viognier - 15% Roussanne - 15% Clairette The three varietals of Terrasses white are all evidently in the AOC Ventoux varietal list but the Viognier is a "secondary varietal" and a blend of 50 % Viognier or more cannot be classified as an AOC . This is the reason this wine is a Vin de France

Ratings & Reviews

89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Terrasses Blanc is bottled as a Vin de France because the Ventoux appellation doesn't permit Viognier to be a primary variety. In this wine, it accounts for 70%, blended with 15% each Roussanne and Clairette. Fragrant aromas of apricot blossoms and melon speak eloquently of the Viognier component, as does the broad, slightly viscous mouthfeel, while there's sufficient acidity to provide definition and length. Drink this unoaked, easygoing white over the next 12-18 months." - Joe Czerwinski (31st Oct 2017)

89 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is bright and very expressive, showing peach and apricot flavors laced with a tangy green almond note. A light peach pit thread adds tension on the finish. Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette. Drink now. 700 cases imported." - JM (Dec 15, 2017)