"Frédéric and Alexandre Chaudière produce precise wines, with soul, character, and a lovely freshness."
The soils in the Rhone Valley are the result of a geological collision between the Massif Central and the Alps, creating the valley. This region can be split into two sub-regions, Northern and Southern Rhône. Successive layers of fluvial and calcareous marine sediments formed reliefs and geological diversities in the Southern Rhône. The valley’s soils consists nowadays of four different types of rock: granite, sandy silica, limestone and clay. Here the bedrock plays a major role by allowing different access to water and nutrients depending on the soils compositions
A Passionate Lineage
Château Pesquié is a family business located at the foothill of the “Mont Ventoux”. The property was bought in the 70s by the grand parents of the current owners. In the mid 80s, Paul and Edith Chaudière left their day job to revive the estate. They then began investing in both the vineyards and the cellar. Château Pesquié has expanded a number of times and is now a major player in the appellation. The vineyards ,which are now worked organically, are situated at between 300-400 metres altitude contributing to significant diurnal temperatures that helps retain excellent levels of acidity. The "Mont Ventoux" helps protect the area from the extremes of the Mistral as well as funnelling cool air downwards during the summer months.