Thursday, 18 September 2008

Cotes du Rhone

Went for a lovely walk up to Crookes Bole Hill and back through Crosspool. A nice way to relax after stressful days at work and good time to chat about the future.
Back home I really felt like a decent glass of wine!
Decided to open a bottle that I brought back from Provence.
2006 Chateau Pesquie terrasses
Inky black purple in colour, this spicy and heavily oaked wine has a really powerful intensity of colour and depth. A strong nose of blackberry fruit with a spicy meaty aroma.
On the palate there is thick dark fruit with bbq charred meat hints and a full structure with strong tannins.
The finish is very long lasting and satisfying!
Typical of the hot southern Rhone area of Cotes du Ventoux AOC
The Pesquie vineyard is built upon terraces dug into the steep hills.
Wines have been produced in this southern french area since 30AD!!!

Nicolas

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