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Domaine du Pegau — Cuvée Laurence 2017

 

SKU: PEGA012216-1-1 Categories: , , , Product ID: 77745

Description

Laurence Féraud is an iconic winemaker in Châteauneuf-du-Pape who owns and manages her family wine label, the renowned Domaine du Pegau. A benchmark producer of traditionally-styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pegau’s bottlings are justifiably ranked among the greatest wines in the world.

Tasting Notes: Crème de cassis, exotic spices and tobacco and leather aromas on the nose. Full-bodied on the palate, with a long, lingering finish.

Serve With: Excellent with strong cheeses, grilled/roasted meats and dishes featuring complex, earthy flavors (like morel mushrooms).

Brand

Domaine du Pegau

Owned by father and daughter team Paul and Laurence Féraud, Domaine du Pégau is one of the great estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The benchmark producer of traditionally-styled Châteauneuf, Pégau is justifiably ranked among the greatest wines in the world.
The Férauds have been growing vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since 1670, with titles to their earliest vineyards dating back to 1733. They also grew cherries and olives. Laurence’s great-grandparents and grandparents (Elvire & Léon Féraud) expanded total farmed acreage to 54. Paul, the youngest of four children, began working full time for the family business at age 14. The Férauds sold most of their production in bulk to top négociants (Jaboulet-Aine, David & Foillard, Guigal), but in 1964, Paul decided to sell 5,000 bottles under his own label. The era of estate bottling had begun.
The only child of Paul and Odette, Laurence studied business and marketing in Paris, and after various jobs in wines sales, returned to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to help manage the family estate. Laurence was full of ideas, and to differentiate themselves, proposed creating a family domaine with a unique name and label. She and Paul launched Domaine du Pégau in 1987, naming the estate after the terracotta jugs used in the Pope’s summer residence that gave the village its name. At that time, the domaine had only 17 acres of vines and much of the production was still sold in bulk. In the years that followed, Laurence gradually took on more responsibility, bought top old vineyards when available and built a new winery. She increased sales by expanding exports, and the profits were reinvested. The totality of the 1990 vintage was sold in bottle, and by this time Pégau had gained renown as one of the top domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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 past 150 years.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Variety

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

UPC

097871003766

Case Code

20097871003760

Vineyards

48+ acres red Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, other authorized varietals including Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, more). 3.7 acres white Châteauneuf-du- Pape (Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne), nearly 20 acres of red Vin de Table. CdP vineyards are located in the communes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon (La Crau), and Bédarrides (Cabanes de Saint Jean and Les Escondudes).

Composition

80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, 10% other authorized varietals (Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, etc).

Viticulture

Vines average 60+ years in age! Yields of 2 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Whole grape bunches were lightly crushed and fermented with wild yeasts for 5-7 days in traditional cement vats. This was followed by a further maceration period of 7-14 days, with 1-2 pump-overs per day. The press and free run juice was aged in 5,000 liter oak foudres for 18 months, and then blended and bottled without filtration.

Alcohol

14.0%

Accolades

(93 – 95) pts, “I loved the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Laurence. It has a more classic style in its Provençal aromas and flavors of peppery herbs, garrigue, sandalwood, and charcuterie, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. It’s a classic, complex, gorgeous wine in the making.” – JD, JebDunnuck.com, 11/21 (2017 vintage).

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PEGA032217

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