The Chaudi?re family has been part of the European Cellars portfolio since our founding in 1990 when the Rh?ne Valley wasn?t really on anyone?s radar let alone the then backwaters of the region such as Ventoux. How things have changed! Paul and Edith have turned things over to their sons Alex and Fred, and the Ventoux is no longer viewed at an insignificant satellite of the Rh?ne Valley but an important appellation in its own right. It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the geography of the southern Rh?ne that the soils in the shadow of Mt Ventoux are rich in limestone, or that these vineyards are located at a higher elevation than in the neighboring Rh?ne Valley, or that older vines produce more concentrated and complex fruit. At Ch?teau Pesqui? all of these conditions combine to create wines that are rich in fruit with remarkable balance and purity.
A highly expressive and charming nose, blending notes of fresh fruit and sweet spices. A well-built red wine with pleasing tannins. Smooth yet chewy, there is nice length providing lasting aromas on the nose. Since 1318, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French " Bon Passage ", has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance river along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. This gateway to the southern C?tes-du-Rh?ne allows you to discover the region?s terroirs with their characteristic smooth, round stones.