Dm du Pegau Cuvée a Tempo 2015

White

France

Southern Rhône Valley

Description

Owned by the dynamic father-and-daughter team of Paul and Laurence Féraud, Domaine du Pegau has emerged as one of the most iconic estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A benchmark producer of traditionally-styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pegau’s bottlings are justifiably ranked among the greatest wines in the world.

Tasting Notes: Pegau’s first white “prestige” bottling! Vibrant, pale gold color. Complex aromas of white flowers, white peach, ripe pear, jasmine, and green tea on the nose. Round and expansive on the pallet, but with great freshness and minerality. Very long on the finish.

Serve With: Excellent with flavorful shellfish dishes (like lobster and scallops), especially with prepared with rich elements like cream and truffles…

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014694

Case Code

20097871014698

Vineyards

48+ acres red Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, other authorized varietals including Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, more). 3.7 acres white CdP (Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne), nearly 20 acres of red Vin de Table. CdP vineyards are located in the communes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon (La Crau), and Bédarrides (Cabanes de Saint Jean and Les Escondudes).

Composition

1/3 each Clairette, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne.

Viticulture

Vines average 25 years in age. From a biodynamically farmed parcel that features three distinct soil types: clay, sand, and galets.

Winemaking

Manual harvest with very strict sorting. The free run juice was cold-settled for 24 hours, run into 3 year old, french oak barrels from Guigal, and allowed to ferment naturally
with indigenous yeasts. The press juice was fermented in a stainless steel tank and concrete egg. The three lots (representing about 1/3 each of the blend) were combined in April 2016 and bottled in May 2016 after 8 months maturation. No malolactic conversion.

Alcohol

14.0%

Accolades

94 pts – JR, Vinous Media, 6/17 (2015 vintage).

94 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 10/16 (2015 vintage).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PEGA071215

 

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