Colour: Garnet with brick-red glints.
Nose: Scents of garrigue, moving after several years of aging with aromas of stone fruits (plums), leather, fur and underbush.
Palate: Full-bodied, dense and richly textured, redolent of liniment, horse tack and garrigue, yet backed by ample cherry and plum fruit. The development provides complex and spicier notes. This wine should be able to age from 5 to 10 years. Best with gamey meats, stews, truffle omelette and some blue cheese, serve at 17°C.
Grape Varieties: Grenache 80%, Syrah 6%, Mourvèdre 4%, Others varieties 10%
Ageing: Old oak cask over 4 years.
Awards: 96pts – Wine Spectator; 93pts-Wine Enthusiast; 96pts – Robert Parker-Wine Advocate
History of Domaine du Pegau
Domaine du Pegau 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.
The vineyards for Domaine du Pegau are located in different areas of Chateauneuf du Pape in a total 11 different parcels. The best and oldest vines of Domaine du Pegau are located on the plateau of La Crau. Domaine du Pegau uses only natural yeasts. The grapes are whole cluster fermented in traditional, cement vats. The wine is aged on average, for 24 months in old foudres.
At Pegau, they use a wide range different old wood foudres. On average, close to 6,500 cases of wine are produced at Domaine du Pegau each year.