A message from Fred Chaudière

A message from Fred Chaudière

In the latest of our series featuring our winemaking friends across the globe, we are delighted to be able to introduce Alex and Fred Chaudière from Château Pesquié.

Their family-run domaine came to being in the early 1970s, when Odette and René Bastide spotted the potential of the Ventoux region and took over an area of rundown vineyards. In 1985 Edith and Paul Chaudière took control and created one of the first independent wineries of the AOC, in an area which had previously been dominated by cooperatives.

In 2003, Paul and Edith handed over the running of the estate to their two sons, Alex and Fred, who have since set about converting the domaine to organic farming. They are blessed with vineyards in an enviable location, ideally situated at the crossroads between the Alpine and Mediterranean worlds. An average altitude of the vineyards of more than 300 metres and the wide variation of temperatures between days and nights create an excellent physiological balance in the vines, adding colour, concentration and balance to their wines.

They produce wines under three different labels and we are delighted that our website now features wines from each of their projects.

We believe that they showcase the wide variety of nuanced terroirs available to them across their estate yet crucially all help to underscore the thought that, from their base in the Ventoux, they produce wines of the highest quality that offer excellent value for money.

To view the full range of Fred and Alex’s wines we currently stock please visit this page.