Dm du Pegau Plan Pegau 13-14-15

Red

France

Southern Rhône Valley

Description

Plan Pegau is crafted by Laurence Féraud, owner of the iconic Domaine du Pegau. Produced from estate-grown fruit planted just outside Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this distinctive, multi-vintage blend is loaded with character and reflects the hallmark personality and style of Pegau.

Tasting Notes: This rich, meaty red captures the essence of the Southern Rhône Valley, with layers of red and dark fruit character, soft supple tannins, and complex spice notes from extended aging in small oak barrels. Offers a true and loud echo of the traditional Pegau style and profile, and is the “little brother” of the Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Serve With: Enjoy with game, hearty stews, and grilled meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Vin de France

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871005678

Case Code

10097871005675

Vineyards

From Pegau’s non appellation vineyards in the Plan du Rhône, in St. Georges (near Courthezon), in Caderousse (small village northwest of Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and at Chateau Pegau, in Sorgues. Clay and alluvial soils dominate the vineyards.

Composition

30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, and the 20% balance a mix of old-vines Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Danlas, Alicante and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Viticulture

Vines average 40 years in age. Yields are comparable to those of Chateau Pegau’s Cotes du Rhone wines (2.67 tons/acre).

Winemaking

Manual harvest with strict sorting. No de-stemming. Whole grape bunches were lightly crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts for 10 days in traditional concrete vats. Aged in a combination of 50% concrete tanks and 50% very old French oak casks. Wines from the ’11, ’12, and ’13 harvests were blended just prior to bottling. Unfiltered.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

92 pts, “Year’s Best Southern Rhone” – Wine & Spirits,
10/18 (lot#13‐14‐15).
90 pts – Vinous Media, 6/16 (lot #11‐12‐13).
90 pts – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2/15 (lot #2011).
90 pts – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2/11 (lot #2009).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PLPG012215

 

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