Château Pegau — Pink Pegau 2021

rose

france

southern-rhone-valley

Description

Pink Pegau is a gorgeous rosé to sip on as an apertif or with a light meal. Sourced from Laurence Féraud’s 100+ acre estate in Sorgues, just 4 miles south of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Pegau Pink Pegau boasts an outsized popularity and ardent following in the marketplace. Crisp and aromatic (and a bit cheeky), this bone-dry rosé is loaded with character and offers immense enjoyment to drink.

Tasting Notes: Pale pink/salmon in color, with peach, floral and red fruit aromas. Bone dry, with a crisp, mouth-watering acidity leading to a long, spicy, mineral finish.

Serve With: Enjoy as an aperitif, with seafood, or a wide range of lighter fare.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Vin de France

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014038

Case Code

10097871014035

Vineyards

Vineyards are situated in Sorgues, along the Rhône. 101+ acres of Côtes du Rhone Villages (nearly 62 acres), Côtes du Rhone (12+ acres), and Vin de Table (27+ acres) planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round galets characteristic of the Chateauneuf‐du‐Pape region.

Composition

70% Cinsault, 20% Grenache rouge, 10% Carignan.

Viticulture

From vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age. Manual harvest.

Winemaking

Direct pressing, with no maceration. 1‐month fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. No malolactic conversion. Bottled after 2 months in tank, under vacuum and with nitrogen to preserve freshness.

Alcohol

14.1%

Accolades

91 pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 7/21 (2020). "Slightly darker and fuller-bodied than your typical Provence rosé, Pink Pegau's 2020 Vin de France Rose offers enticing scents of strawberries, white chocolate and hints of garrigue. It's medium to full-bodied, ample and generous on the palate, yet with a refreshing, clean finish."
90 pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 7/20 (2019). " It's a medium to full-bodied rosé, with enough punch to partner grilled meats, yet still refreshing enough to be served on its own."
90 pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 7/19 (2018).
91 pts – JC, The Wine Advocate, 6/18 (2017).
90 pts, “Fleshy, round and open‐knit, showing very good depth to the raspberry and bitter cherry flavors.” – JR, Vinous Media, 6/17 (2016).
90 pts, “…Regal in its peacock‐like display of spice, florals and peppery herbs…” – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 8/16 (2015).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PKPG013219