This word 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, vine growers and other farmers had to accomplish the colossal feat of building "terraces" into the steep hillsides. Still today, they are very typical of our landscapes and also called restanques or rébanqués in Provencal. The Chaudière Family chose this name in homage to the terraces their ancestors carved into carefully chosen sites and to the garden of Chateau Pesquie itself.
The vineyards are on limestone and clay slopes (and a few sandy plots) at about 300 meters (about 1 000 feet) altitude.
Cinsault (50%) - Grenache (40%) - Syrah (10%).
This cuvee is a fermented in stainless still tanks and kept at a low temperatures for a few hours. Direct press. No oak. Bottled at Château Pesquié.
Color : Very pale rosé, bright and limpid. Nose: Flavors of small fresh red berries and citrus fruits. Mouth : The mouth offers a great balance and freshness with aromas of gooseberries,raspberries and citrus, with floral notes.
Food & Wine pairing
"Les Terrasses" rosé is a delightful aperitif. Suited to grilled meats and fishes, raw or grilled vegetables, charcuterie, soft white cheese, spicy dishes. Fresh fruit based desserts and sorbet. Serve fresh (8° C or 46° F).
90 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating