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Château Pegau — Pink Pegau 2023

 

SKU: PKPG013217-1-1-1 Categories: , , , Product ID: 90099
Producer: Château Pegau

Description

Pink Pegau is a gorgeous rosé to sip on as an apertif or with a light meal. Sourced from Laurence Féraud’s 100+ acre estate in Sorgues, just 4 miles south of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Pegau Pink Pegau boasts an outsized popularity and ardent following in the marketplace. Crisp and aromatic (and a bit cheeky), this bone-dry rosé is loaded with character and offers immense enjoyment to drink.

Tasting Notes: Pale pink/salmon in color, with peach, floral and red fruit aromas. Bone dry, with a crisp, mouth-watering acidity leading to a long, spicy, mineral finish.

Serve With: Enjoy as an aperitif, with seafood, or a wide range of lighter fare.

Brand

Château Pegau

The brief history of Chateau Pegau begins with the long history of Domaine Pegau. There have been Ferauds (of French and Italian origin) growing vines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1670.
Paul was one of four children. Feeling that was too many he decided to have one child, and hit the jackpot with brilliant daughter Laurence. Paul spent the first half of his career cultivating his 17 acres of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. 90% of the production was sold in bulk to top Negociants; the remaining 10% was bottled as Cuvee Reservee, thus the origin of the name for the basic Chateauneuf.
In 1987 Laurence joined her father and created the Domaine du Pegau. Born to grow wine, she took courses in both viticulture and the beverage alcohol business. She sold wine in Paris, but wanted to come home. Excellent at both winegrowing and business, it took her but five years to build bottle sales from 10 to 100% of production! Since then, her purchases have expanded the vineyards in Chateauneuf to 42+ acres.
Laurence does not have a single arrogant or snobbish molecule in her body, but she is restless and ambitious. In 2012 a large property called Domaine de la Jouve came up for sale. Four miles from Pegau, it is on the banks of the Rhone in the town of Sorgues. It consists of 148 acres and a large rundown Chateau of 10,000 square feet. The ~101 acres of vineyards include 62 of Cotes du Rhone Villages and 12 of Cotes du Rhone, with the balance Vin de Table. Laurence bought it and rechristened it Chateau Pegau. For the first vintage, she and Paul learning their way, they declassified most of the Villages to Cotes du Rhone. The red Cotes du Rhone carries the name Chateau Pegau Cuvée Maclura. The Cotes du Rhone Villages (15% of the production) is Chateau Pegau Cuvée Setier. These are complemented by a white Cotes du Rhone, Chateau Pegau Cuvée Lône. The wines are emphatically not Chateauneuf-du-Pape, nor are they priced that way. However yields have been kept to the absurdly low limits permitted in Chateauneuf, and the wines have all of the density of that great Appellation.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Vin de France

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014038

Case Code

10097871014035

Vineyards

Vineyards are situated in Sorgues, along the Rhône. 101+ acres of Côtes du Rhone Villages (nearly 62 acres), Côtes du Rhone (12+ acres), and Vin de Table (27+ acres) planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round galets characteristic of the Chateauneuf‐du‐Pape region.

Composition

70% Cinsault, 20% Grenache rouge, 10% Carignan.

Viticulture

From vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age. Manual harvest.

Winemaking

Direct pressing, with no maceration. 1‐month fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. No malolactic conversion. Bottled after 2 months in tank, under vacuum and with nitrogen to preserve freshness.

Alcohol

14.1%

Accolades

90 pts – "Bright, spice-accented red fruit, citrus pith and floral qualities on the fragrant nose. Juicy and energetic…" -JR, Vinous Media, (6/2022).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PKPG013223

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