Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Rouge 2011
Terrasses is a deep ruby colored wine that is soft and elegant with aromas of red fruits, spices, and wild herbs. Deep ruby color. Intense nose with spicy notes of black pepper, garrigues, and red berries. Very balanced, with round tannins and fresh berries, floral, and spicy flavors. Very easy to match with simple dishes, such as pizzas, kebobs, sausages, vegetable pies, mixed salads, on dishes that are a little more ambitious, such as stuffed vegetables, terrines, poultry (guinea, fowl, turkey, etc.), or roasted or grilled meats.
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah (with some traces of Carignan and Cinsault). Located at the southern foot of the Ventoux mountain, Chateau Pesquie is an independent estate gathering three generations around the winemakers Alexandre & Frederic Chaudiere. Terrasses 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, winegrowers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building "terraces" into the steep hillsides, choosing especially well-protected, sunny locations. Even today, the Provence countryside boasts centuries-old olive trees planted on terraces called restanques or rebanques. The Chaudiere family chose this name as a homage to the Provence countryside terraces, as well as the terraces of Chateau Pesquie, that their ancestors sculpted.