Le Paradou Grenache 2012 Vin de Pays d’Oc - Château Pesquié

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Le Paradou red is an amazing value for quality. This dark red 100% Grenache exhibits a nose of blackberry jam, fig and spices. The mouth is round, fresh with delicate tannins. No wonder it has received unanimous positive critics such as a 90 marrk from the Wine Advocate! It will be perfect paired with a nice charcuterie and cheese platter.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau Pesquié - Le ParadouEyeDark red
Vintage2012Nose Blackberry jam, fig and spices
AppellationVin de Pays d’OcMouthA pure expression of the Grenache: fresh, fruity and spicy
AreaLanguedocDrink fromNow
ColourRedDrink before2016
GrapesGrenache (100%)Open Open and drink
TypeDryDrinking temperature17°C
    
Food pairing
Excellent with simple dishes like grilled meat, charcuterie, terrines or cheese platter.
 
A word about the domain
Château Pesquié is a family business run by two brothers, Alexandre & Frédéric Chaudière, and their cousin Renaud. The estate has been in their family since the 1970’s and it has become one of the references in the Ventoux appellation (Jeb Dunnuck’s favourite domain in the region). 70 hectares of vines on the southern slope of the Mont Ventoux, with no less than 9 different grapes an about to be converted to an organic vineyard. The wines always deliver high-quality and character, in a modern and ambitious style.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve : 2*
Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate):
"Easily one of my favorite estates from the up-and-coming Ventoux region, Chateau Pesquie is run by the talented brothers, Alexandre & Frederic Chaudiere. The wines sell for a song, yet always deliver high-quality, loads of character and impeccably made profiles."

About the wine
Robert Parker: 90
“The 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Le Paradou is an awesome value! Made from 100% Grenache (75-year-old vines) and aged 7 months in concrete tank, it offers up a naked expression of Grenache with meaty black cherry, pepper, dried Provencal herbs and earth all soaring from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, brilliantly pure and fresh, it has enough tannin to allow it to evolve gracefully for 3-4 years. It’s a knockout value and this crowd-pleaser should not be missed!”

Wine Spectator: 84
“Direct, featuring soft plum and tobacco notes, with a dusty edge on the finish. Drink now. –JM”

Jancis Robinson: 15
“Grenache sourced as wine partly in the Minervois and partly on the slopes of the Cevennes. Light and fresh. I hope it's cheap!”

Gault & Millau: 14
“One hundred percent grenache with sincere and uninhibited look. A juicy, crispy and sunny fruit. The southern banter for scoundrels pairings as a wild boar terrine with cherries.”
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilStony clay and limestone soils
HarvestManual
Maturing7 months in concrete tanks
BottledJune 2013
Alcohol13.5%