Pegau: Chateauneuf du Pape iconic estate
Domaine Pegau is located in Chateauneuf du Pape and is one of the iconic estate of this designation. In 1987, Laurence Feraud, Paul Feraud's daughter, asked her parents what they thought about creating an estate named Pegau by separating 7 ha of vines from Domaine Feraud & fils. Today, the estate owns 21 ha of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape Protected Designation of Origin, and 41 ha in Cotes du Rhone Protected Designation of Origin (For the record, the Cotes du Rhone wines are produced under the name of Chateau Pegau). Domaine Pegau's wines are deep and generous, they get better and more refined over the years. Harvest is usually done when the grapes are fully ripe, and vinification is done with whole bunches.
Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape wines include 4 wonderful cuvees in red, and 2 of them in white. Domaine Pegau, located in the Rhone Valley, also produces a famous cuvee named Da Capo. This cuvee is the best wine they produce, and it's made from old vines that partly grow on the La Crau plots. Pegau Da Capo cuvee is aged for 2 years in big old barrels called "foudres". It results in an outstanding wine, very dense and powerful, with liquorice and black fruit long flavours. This wine is so rare that it's become an iconic wine, sought after by wine enthusiasts from all parts of the globe. It is at its best after 10 to 15 years in the cellar. The Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Laurence cuvee is made from only one foudre barrel of 30 to 50 hl, and from the Cuvee Reservee (which is usually the best cuvee). This wine ageing process is longer than for the other ones (at least 24 months). The wine doesn't experience any closed period, as the other Domaine Pegau wines would, and it displays dried herbs notes, and delicate spicy stone fruit and viande des grisons flavours. The Laurence Pegau cuvee is quite dense on the palate. It's a distinguished and mouth-filling wine, with a magnificent texture. The Pegau Chateauneuf Red Cuvee Reservee is a more traditional and classic wine, with good ageing potential. In comparison, the white Chateauneuf is a vivid wine, with great fennel aromas, salty notes and of great length on the palate. Domaine Pegau's wine are of great quality. That's why the Pegau estate is listed among the best of this designation. Pegau wines are to be kept a few years in the cellar (7 to 12 years) so that they can reach their best.
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