Chateau Pesquie Artemia Rouge 2017, 75cl
Château Pesquié is a family estate located at the foot of the Ventoux Mountain, in the south of the Rhone Valley, gathering three generations of winemakers. At JN Wine we are proud to showcase these wonderful wines and hope to share the Pesquié passion for: unique terroir, hand harvesting, organic practises and biodynamic principles with old vines planted on unique soils.
The terroir of Château Pesquié has one of the coolest microclimates in the south of the Rhône Valley. The terroir has a great mineral diversity, predominantly consisting of limestone. The Ventoux Mountain provides exceptional conditions to create outstanding wines.
Artemia takes its name from ancient Greek and means good health
and integrity. Artemia is one of the three single vineyards of Château Pesquié (withAscensio and Silica). Located at about 400 m (1 300 feet), it is one of our highest plots. SouthWest orientation, terroir of limestone gravels. It offers an outstanding Northern Rhône style Syrah expression with a very fresh and crisp profile.
The assemblage is: 75 % Syrah (yields of about 35hl/ha) and 25 % Grenache (yields of about 30hl/ha)
Nose : Aromatic nose, with notes of violet flower, licorice, spices and
Palate : The palate has a fresh and velvety texture, very balanced and
very subtle, with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and violet flower,
with a long and slightly peperry finish.
"Superb blueberry fruit, black cherry and soft tannin. Excellent purity and persists – punches way above its weight. Beautifully layered and lengthy. Proves that there is great terroir in Ventoux. Very impressive. Drink 2019 - 2029.
(Richard Hemming, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2018)
"A blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache, the 2017 Ventoux Artemia features scents of violets and white pepper complemented by a base of blueberry and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with a smooth, appealing texture and a silky finish, it should drink well for 7-8 years.
Drink 2019 - 2028. 91 points."
(Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 10th Sep 2020)