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Domaine du Pegau— Plan Pegau Lot 18-19-20

 

SKU: PLPG012215-2-1 Categories: , , , Product ID: 90267

Description

Plan Pegau is crafted by Laurence Féraud, owner and winemaker of the iconic Domaine du Pegau. Produced from estate-grown fruit planted just outside Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this distinctive, multi-vintage blend is loaded with character and reflects the hallmark personality and style. A blend of 3 years aged in different vats, this cuvée expresses the know-how of Laurence and the richness of the terroirs.

Tasting Notes: This rich, meaty red captures the essence of the Southern Rhône Valley, with layers of red and dark fruit character, soft supple tannins, and complex spice notes from extended aging in small oak barrels. Offers a true and loud echo of the traditionalstyle and profile, and is the “little brother” of the Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Serve With: Enjoy with game, hearty stews, and grilled meats.

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

Vin de France

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871005678

Case Code

10097871005675

Vineyards

From Pegau’s non appellation vineyards in the Plan du Rhône, in St. Georges (near Courthezon), in Caderousse (small village northwest of Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and at Chateau Pegau, in Sorgues. Clay and alluvial soils dominate the vineyards.

Composition

30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, and the 20% balance a mix of old-vines Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Danlas, Alicante and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Viticulture

Vines average 40 years in age. Yields are comparable to those of Chateau Pegau’s Cotes du Rhone wines (2.67 tons/acre).

Winemaking

Manual harvest with strict sorting. No de-stemming. Whole grape bunches were lightly crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts for 10 days in traditional concrete vats. Aged in a combination of 50% concrete tanks and 50% very old French oak casks. Wines from the ’11, ’12, and ’13 harvests were blended just prior to bottling. Unfiltered.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

92 pts, “Year’s Best Southern Rhone” – Wine & Spirits,
10/18 (lot#13‐14‐15).
90 pts – Vinous Media, 6/16 (lot #11‐12‐13).
90 pts – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2/15 (lot #2011).
90 pts – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2/11 (lot #2009).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PLPG012220

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