To maintain balance in the soil, fertilization is carried out using only organic, humus-based fertilizers. Château Pesquié is determined to respect both animal and plant life thus uses mechanical weed killing (especially using a hydraulic “intercep”). The vines are an average age of 40 years old. The vineyard is methodically maintained with permanent care to the highest possible quality, without chemicals and synthetic products. Density, which is traditionally very low in the region, is now close to 5 000 vines per hectare. The Chaudiere family works hard to control yields.
The harvest starts early in the morning allowing the grapes to arrive at low temperatures. Depending on the soil, grape variety and age of the vines, maceration lasts between 12 and 30 days. Vinification and storage mainly take place in stainless steel and concrete vats. Still, the cuvees are aged in barrels and the Chaudiere Family was among the first to believe Ventoux wines had the potential to mature well. The beautiful ageing cellar contains more than 300 barrels. The Oxo-line supports facilitate stirring the wines and performing malolactic fermentation in the barrels. The Chaudiere Family possesses its own bottling equipment and bottles its wines at the Château as they control every step of the production.