Domaine du Pegau – Cuvée Réservée Rouge 2019

red

france

southern-rhone-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: Spicy aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis, toasted herbs, pepper and roasted meat on the nose. Big, rich and full-bodied on the palate, with a long, lingering finish.

Serve With: Excellent with strong cheeses and grilled/roasted meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

Vineyards

48+ acres red Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, other authorized varietals including Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, more). 3.7 acres white Châteauneuf-du-Pape (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

80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, 10% other authorized varietals (Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, etc).

Viticulture

Vines average 60+ years in age! Yields of 2 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Whole grape bunches are lightly crushed and fermented with wild yeasts for 5-7 days in traditional cement vats. This is followed by a further maceration period of 7-14 days, with1-2 pump-overs per day. The press and free run juice are then aged in 5,000 liter oak foudres for 24 months, and then blended and bottled without filtration.

Alcohol

14.5%

Accolades

(92-95) pts, “…full-bodied but quite approachable and easy to drink, loaded with black cherries and plummy fruit and tinged with licorice. …finishes long and silky.” – JC, The Wine Advocate, 8/19 (2018).

(91-94) pts, “…continues to show beautifully and is a soft, charming example of this cuvée that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate. Loads of blackcurrants, peppery herbs, bloody meat, and violet notes emerge from the glass and it’s medium to full-bodied, has a seamless, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It reminds me of an improved 2014, and despite its upfront appeal, it’s going to evolve nicely for 15 years or more.” – JebDunnuck.com, 10/20 (2018).

Vegan

Farming Practices

UPC

097871001571

Case Code

HPS SKU

PEGA042219