Except one…



As Geoff remarks below this blog is coming up to four years old and in that time we’ve tasted many wines from many regions. But there is one exception – no rosé. Why not? For me this is a summer holiday wine and I’ve not been much convinced by those tried over the years. However, when on holiday in the Ventoux we tried a few and bought a bottle back, on spec. This came from Chateau Pesquie, much better known for powerful reds – and we have a few of those to try as well.

This is from their Paradou range and is 100% cinsault – I read somewhere it is the most expensive pure cinsault in the south. We paid €9 from the very stylish cave on the estate. A vin de France only – I think because of the grape name on the front. No oak, early picking, minimum maceration lead to a very pale rosé, rather in the ‘gris’ style seen further south. Lots of fresh raspberry/strawberry fruit, quite dry, slightly chalky nose, 12.5%. One glass was enough for me but Angie loved it.


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