Ch Pegau Cuvée Maclura 2017

Red

France

Southern Rhône Valley

Description

In 2012, Châteauneuf-du-Pape icons Paul and Laurence Féraud purchased a 100+ acre estate in Sorgues, and renamed it Château Pegau. It is an exceptional terroir situated less than 4 miles southeast of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Loaded with classic Côtes du Rhône fruit and spice, the wines retain the hallmark stamp and identity of Pegau.

Tasting Notes: “Maclura” is a type of Osage Orange tree (also known by the name Hedge Apple). There are many of these trees on the Chateau grounds, inspiring the name of this cuvée. Intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, and spice, with soft, ripe, tannins on the palate and a lingering finish.

Serve With: Enjoy this versatile, food-friendly wine on its own, with red meats (grilled, roasted, charcuterie), or with hearty vegetarian fare.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Rhône

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014052

Case Code

10097871014059

Vineyards

101+ acres of Côtes du Rhône Villages (nearly 62 acres), Côtes du Rhône (12+ acres), and Vin de Table (27+ acres) planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round galets that characterize the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region.

Composition

60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault.

Viticulture

From vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age planted in stony, clay-based soils. Harvested by hand.

Winemaking

No de-stemming. The varietals were vinified together. Fermentation of 10-14 days using native yeasts, with 2 pump-overs per day. Delicately pressed and kept in enamel tanks until bottling. Unoaked.

Alcohol

14.5%

Accolades

(90-92) pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 10/18 (2017 vintage).
91 pts, “Editors’ Choice”, “#81, Top 100 Wines of 2018” – Wine Enthusiast, 9/18 (2016 vintage).
92 pts, “Year’s Best Southern Rhone” – Wine & Spirits, 10/18 (2015 vintage).
90 pts, “Cellar Selection” – Wine Enthusiast, 9/16 (2013 vintage).
90 pts – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2/15 (2012 vintage).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PEGE022217

 

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