Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018
Legendary and iconic, Domaine Pegau has a history in Chateauneuf-du-Pape which dates back centuries. The Feraud family has been at the wine crafting game for a long, long time. That's only one reason why you need to try the Domaine Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A votre sante winelovers!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée is full-bodied but quite approachable and easy to drink, loaded with black cherries and plummy fruit and tinged with licorice. A blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 10% other permitted varieties, it finishes long and silky. Drink date: 2020-2030."
Winery: "The bunches of grapes are carefully hand-picked and there is a strict selection of grapes from the picking basket, tractor and tank. No de-stemming takes place and the blend of 13 grape varieties are gently crushed before fermentation takes place for ten days in a cement vat. No yeasts are added and there is no temperature control in this natural process. After pressing, the wine is aged for 2 years in selected large oak old barrels.
Colour: Dark red with a purple body. Nose: Black ripe fruits like morello cherries and raspberries, juniper berries, black pepper and garrigue. After several years aging, the aromas will be characterized by plums, dried stone fruits, leather, fur and sandalwood. Mouth: Round, rich and powerful with soft tannins. With time it will evolve into a complex and spicy wine."
Pegau Lore: "Owned by father and daughter team Paul and Laurence Feraud, Domaine du Pegau is one of the great estates in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The benchmark producer of traditionally styled Chateauneuf, Pegau is justifiably ranked among the greatest wines in the world. The Ferauds have been growing vines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1670, with titles to their earliest vineyards dating back to 1733. Though the estate has scaled great heights and now includes nearly 52 acres under vine, it is a hallmark that the winegrowing remains deeply traditional and has changed very little in the last 150 years."
|Varietal||80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 10% "Others"|
|Aging||2 years in large oak barrels
|Region||Chāteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France|