If I Could Buy Only One – March 18 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Pesquié Édition 1912M Ventoux 2020

($19.95, The Vine Agency)
Sara d’Amato – Known as “le géant de Provence”, the imposing Mont Ventoux in the southeast of the Rhône Valley is home to some exceptional values in the region and is a go-to for me when I’m looking for everyday whites, rosés and reds. The mountain is technically part of the Alps but it stands notably apart providing shade, elevation and slope to its vines resulting in fresher styles that are less alcoholic, especially when planted on the western aspect. The Pesquié Édition 1912M Ventoux 2020 red is a typical blend of grenache with a healty dose of syrah that tends to be particuarly aromatic in Ventoux. Generous, perfumed and licorice-tinged with substance but not heavy, featuring suppple tannins and lingering flavours of Strawberry, sweetly ripened cherry and violet.

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