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2016 Grenache Le Paradou, Château Pesquié

2016 Grenache Le Paradou, Château Pesquié
ref. PARA160 APR18

Wine Variety: Ubiquitous, old variety that has proven prone to producing sports (genetic mutations) and that most likely has its origins in Spain (although Sardinia is claimed by some Italian commentators). Grenache requires a warm climate due to its extended growing season. It is the second most planted grape in France after Merlot. Grenache's tolerance of hot, dry climates means that it is widely grown in those countries where such conditions are found.

Wine Region: The lion's share of the fruit for this wine comes from the Minervois, where the fruit is grown at 250 metres on classic soils of limestone-clay. 

Wine Producer: Le Paradou is a range of wines created by the owners and wine makers of Château Pesquié, a celebrated estate in Ventoux in the southern Rhône Valley. A Paradou is a mill and this one is part of the Pesquié estate. Vines are grown on poor soils and the aim is to produce fresh wines of character. 

 

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Style
Style:
Red - light
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Grenache
  Producer
Producer:
Château Pesquié
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
17°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
14%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Rhône
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Pork

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Medium deep mulberry red in colour. The aromas are the essence of southern French Grenache: all fruitcake, dark fruit cream dotted with spice. It’s dark cherry and plum and that bit of dusty bramble with a touch of cinnamon bark.

The entry is smooth and cool and slides across the tongue for a while then suddenly picks up structure in the form of sandy-mineral tannins. There’s some very nice acidity here, too. The finish is dry like nut skins, long and scrubs the palate. This would be better with food, I think. Venison would be very good, plainly cooked. But red meat, in any event. Lovely stuff.

#3wordtastingnote: fruitcake, spice, cool

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