Colour: Clean, clear, bright yellow, with a tinge of gold.
Nose: Stone fruit like nectarines and white flowers of honey suckle, lightly exotic acacia.
Palate: Fresh acidity, good vibrancy, this wine has a long length in balance with its alcohol. This wine should be drunk the year after it is bottled. Drink as an aperitif or paired with mussels and shellfish, serve at 12°C.
Grape Varieties: Clairette 40%, Bourboulenc 30%, Grenache blanc 20%, Ugni Blanc 10%
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel tank
Awards: 88pts – Wine Spectator; 91pts – Wine Enthusiast
History of Chateau Pegau
The brief history of Chateau Pegau begins with the long history of Domaine du Pegau which is an old name in Chateauneuf du Pape. The Feraud family is able to trace their roots all the way back to the middle of the 17th century in the Southern Rhone Valley.
That is when the ancestors of the Feraud family first planted grape vines next to their olive trees and other assorted fruit trees in Chateauneuf du Pape. Domaine du Pegau owns 21 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape.
19.5 hectares are used for red wine grapes. 1.5 hectares of vines are reserved for growing white wine grapes. Due to the small size of the parcels used for the white wine grapes at Domaine Pegau, those grapes are farmed using 100% biodynamic farming techniques. The red wine grapes are not farmed biodynamically.
Château Pegau is located 10 minutes north of Avignon and to the south in the continuity of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Along the Rhône, the soils show similarities with Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Château Pegau covers 40 hectares of a classic blend of grape varieties. Planted in 1950 Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre & Cinsault will be the benchmarks for the southernmost expression of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Village wines from Château Pegau.