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Producer : Domaine du Pégau
Region : France (France), Southern Rhône (France)
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
"Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a normal blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and the rest assorted varieties (not destemmed), brought up all in foudre and old barrels. It has classic Pégau notes of ground pepper, earth, meat, truffle, and blackcurrants as well as medium to full body, good density, building tannins, and a great finish. Laurence compared this vintage to 2005, but I think this 2017 has more density and flesh. It’s a beautiful, classic Pégau that reminds me a slightly toned down 2009."
|Bottles Per Case||6 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Producer||Domaine du Pégau|
|Region||France (France), Southern Rhône (France)|
|Style||Subtle & fruity|
|Farming Method||Sustainable, Traditional|
|Grapes||80% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah / Shiraz|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables|
|Price of Case||$504.00|
The story of Domaine du Pegau is a classic French tale of history, passion, and artistry… past, present, and future. The Féraud family who owns Pegau have been growing vines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1670, with titles to their earliest vineyards dating back to 1733. But the glass of deep garnet red that sits before me right now, the young and commanding Cuvée Réservée Rouge 2016, is not just telling me a story of the past and of tradition, of grapes from vines that have endured two world wars, of a land that literally sings as if the mistral winds were given a voice. This is modern-day labor of love, handcrafted by the Domaine’s contemporary Ferauds, father and daughter team Paul and Laurence.
After her studies in Paris, Laurence returned to her home full of vision and verve about the future of her family’s famous parcels in Chateauneuf, and shortly thereafter in 1987 what was once a farm that sold grapes to other producers became an estate-bottled Domaine, named Pegau (after the ancient terracotta jugs used in the Pope’s summer residence that gave the village its name).
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