February 9, 2017

Château Pesquié - Special Offer

We have a very limited offer of older vintages of some remarkable wines, direct from the cellar of Château Pesquié. Only 4 cases of each wine are available – 3 bottles per wood case. 

But first…


CURRENT RELEASES Available for Immediate Delivery

Château Pesquié 2015 Les Terrasses Blanc, AOC Ventoux
Retail:  $19.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

89 points – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Dec 2016)
“Very bright, with peach and melon flavors leaping forth, backed by light bitter almond and fennel hints on the finish. Fresh and engaging. Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette. Drink now.”


Château Pesquié 2014 Les Terrasses Rouge, AOC Ventoux
Retail:  $20.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

91 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (March 2016)
“Always a terrific value, the 2014 Ventoux Terrasses is no exception and offers complex, classic southern Rhone notes of dried garrigue, pepper, spice-box, licorice and sweet cherry fruit. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and balanced red that gains depth and richness with time in the glass, has loads Provencal character and a great finish. Made from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was aged in tank and old barrels, it can last for 7-8 years (I know as I just finished a case of the ’05, which was still going strong at age 10.)  Drink 2016-2024
While 2013 and 2014 were difficult in the southern Rhone, readers should keep in mind that Ventoux is a huge region that has a varied climate that’s often quite different than what’s seen closer to the Rhone River. Chateau Pesquie is without a doubt one of the top estates in Ventoux and the wines are under-priced given their quality.



2009 Artemia, AOC Ventoux
Retail: $94.95/btl  (3 btl/cs)

96 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Oct 2016)
“Shockingly good, the 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Artemia is in the top handful of wines I've tasted from this appellation. Just insanely perfumed, with tons of incense, Provencal herbs, garrigue, smoked meats and violets, this full-bodied beauty has a stacked mid-palate, building, sweet tannin and a killer finish. Hello beautiful, why didn't I buy more of you. Drink 2014-2024”


2007 Artemia, AOC Ventoux
Retail: $99.95/btl  (3 btl/cs)

 97 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Oct 2016)
“While I questioned if the 2009 Artemia was the greatest wine I'd tasted from Ventoux in my notes, I know for a fact the 2007 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Artemia is the greatest wine I've tasted from the estate, and the appellation! A wine that would stand toe to toe with some of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes out there, this utterly profound Ventoux offers awesome aromatics of incense, blackberries, crushed flowers, licorice and cured meats. Pure, full-bodied, silky and weightless, yet packed with character and flavor, it's a truly sensational wine that readers shouldn't miss! Drink 2009-2020”


2006 Artemia, AOC Ventoux
Retail: $89.95/btl  (3 btl/cs)

93 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Oct 2016)
“Like the 2006 Quintessence cuvee, the 2006 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Artemia has a cool climate, elegant feel in its olive, garrigue, spice and assorted red and black fruit-driven profile. It is finesse-driven on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful fruit and a complex, ready to go style. Drink this beauty over the coming 4-5 years. Drink 2008-2021”


2005 Artemia, AOC Ventoux
Retail: $89.95/btl  (3 btl/cs)

92 points – Jeb Dunnuck, The Rhone Report


2010 Quintessense, AOC Ventoux
Retail: $58.95/btl  (3 btl/cs)

95 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Oct 2016)
“Another wine that's still an infant is the 2010 Ventoux la Quintessence, which sports a deep purple color, with only a hint of ruby at the rim. Possessing full-bodied richness, impressive concentration and fabulous tannin quality (which is a step up over more recent vintages), this rock star from Ventoux gives up loads of cassis, licorice, graphite and smoked meats. Given its purity, structure and still youthful character, this impressive Syrah will see its 20th birthday in fine form. Drink 2015-2030”



Artemia is the top cuvée of Chateau Pesquié. It is an attempt to show the amazing potential of the Ventoux terroir through two single vineyards – one of Grenache (50%) and one of Syrah (50%). This wine shows at the same time great density & concentration, and elegance & freshness. It will start showing its best after at least four or five years in the cellar. The Chaudière family chose the name Artemia as it means both ‘good health’ and ‘integrity’ in ancient Greek.

The Chaudière Family first made Quintessence, an old-vine cuvée of Syrah (80%) and Grenache (20%) in 1990, and chose the name to highlight the exceptional character and the concentration of this wine. Complex and powerful yet with great balance and beautiful freshness, it is the result of a drastic parcel selection.



Château Pesquié is a pioneering estate of the Côtes de Ventoux AOC (appellation established in 1973). The Bastide family purchased the estate in the early ‘70s, and reorganized the vineyards, preserving the best blocks (now close to 100 years old). Their daughter Edith and her husband Paul Chaudière joined the Bastides in the mid 1980s, Paul’s family conveniently having 150 years of history in viticulture. Paul’s father was also a professor of oenology in nearby Orange. In 1989, the family established their own cellars, and stopped selling grapes to the local co-op. In 2003, Edith & Paul’s sons Frederick & Alexandre assumed responsibility for the estate.

Sustainably farmed since the 1980s, the estate moved to fully organic methods in the the early 2000s. Solar panels on the property produce more electricity than the estate uses.

Estate vineyards are located in 3 villages: Mormoiron, Blauvac and Ville-sur-Auzon, where the southern slopes of Mount Ventoux are blessed with outstanding levels of sunshine (up to 12 hours per day in July). The terroir has a great mineral diversity, predominantly consisting of limestone. Château Pesquié has one of the coolest microclimates in the south of the Rhône Valley, due to elevation (between 300 and 400 m) and the influence of the mountain. The variation of temperatures between days and nights helps create excellent physiological balance in the vines, and colour, concentration and freshness in the wines. The Mistral ventilates, ensuring the cultivation of healthy vines. A range of impressive white & red wines results, from traditional Rhône varietals.