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Pegovino 2021


SKU: PEGE032215-1-1-1-1-1 Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , Product ID: 91341
Producer: Château Pegau


Pegovino, from acclaimed winemaker Laurence Féraud, barrels into your glass with vibrancy and freshness. The utmost care is taken with the vines, starting with a manual harvest. Full clusters begin spontaneous ferment in enameled vats, and wine then continues with 8 months aging in older barrels before bottling with light filtration.

Pegovino consists of 75% Grenache, 15% Carignan 5% Sryah and 5% Caladoc.

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 Pegau 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 Pegau had gained renown as one of the top domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Today, Laurence continues to take this legendary domaine to new heights, with the new generation of the Féraud family– her daughter Justine and son Maxime – joining her at the helm of Pegau.

Tasting Notes: Fresh strawberries and gooseberries with a soft delightfully fruit forward finish.

Serve With: Enjoy this easy to drink red with rockfish, bolognese, lamb or a relaxing evening.


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.

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Wine Type




Deep, stony, clay soils


75% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Syrah, 5% Caladoc


Full cluster with spontaneous fermentation in enameled vat, aged for 8 months in older oak barrels, light filtering




91 Pts, "Aromas of dark cherries, damson plums, leather, rosemary and baking spices. Medium body with plenty of wild berries and fresh acidity on the palate. Blue fruit and crunchy berries mingle with spices and firm tannins. Fruity and salivating finish. Drink now." – JS,, 5/23 (2021 vintage)




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