Château Pegau — Cuvée Setier 2020

red

france

southern-rhone-valley

Description

Château Pegau is owned by iconic winemaker, Laurence Féraud, and 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. Cuvée Setier is named “setier” after an old fashioned measurement used for both grain and wine— here, “setier” references an ancient stone vessel that held 66 liters of wine.

Tasting Notes: Cuvée offering a concentrated nose of cassis, licorice, black cherry and tar, with ripe, well-structured tannins, intense fruit, and a long, lingering finish.

Serve With: A food-friendly wine that is especially good with bold, flavorful red meat preparations such as pepper-rubbed steak and lamb tagine.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014069

Case Code

10097871014066

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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape region.

Composition

60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre.

Viticulture

From vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age, planted in stony soils similar to those found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yields of 3 tons/acre.

Winemaking

No de-stemming. 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

(90‐93) pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 10/18 (2016).

(90‐92) pts, “…impressive, medium‐bodied, and concentrated, and appears to be an outstanding wine that will keep for at least 7‐8 years.” – JD, JebDunnuck.com, 8/18 (2016).

90 pts – JM, Wine Spectator, 2020 (2016).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PEGE032220