2012 Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
"The vineyards are facing south at an altitude of 230 to 260 meters. Aged 6-8 months in oak barrels: 40 % of which are new and 60 % of which have been used one or two times previously." - Importer
"In 1985, Paul and Edith Chaudiere left their jobs in private industry (she was a voice therapist and he was a physical therapist) to study wine at one of France’s top wine universities at Suze la Rousse. 1989 marked the creation of the property in Mormoiron, one of the tiny villages dotting the beautiful countryside under the Mont Ventoux. Since then, they have been pushing the quality envelope in the zone, forcing other growers to raise quality as well. The name "Pesquie" comes from old provencal (which by the way is still spoken by a few people in the area) and means a "water basin" (the property is built on the site of an old pond.) The wines from Pesquie are some of the best values in the EC portfolio and would be double the price if grown just 20 minutes away in more "known" appellations." - Importer
This wine was also rated 87 Points by the Wine Spectator.