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Domaine du Pegau

"…the greatest appeal of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, beyond its food-friendly qualities, expansiveness, generosity of flavors and sumptuous texture, is the almost addictive attraction of its combined intellectual and hedonistic elements. That's what attracts me the most and undoubtedly accounts for Châteauneuf-du-Pape's rapidly growing popularity."
- Robert M. Parker Jr.

Domaine du Pegau, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer in the Southern Rhône Valley, is run by father-daughter team Paul and Lawrence Ferraud. These wines are wines of patience; needing at least 5 years from the vintage to truly develop. Only a few Châteauneuf producers are making wines that have this longevity, most needing to be drank within 5 years. Originally, in the 17 century, the Ferrauds family farmed grapes and other fruit on the same land.

Pegau, meaning, “wine jug”, uses 11 of the 18 traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape varietals which they blend into two special wines, the Cuvée da Capo and Cuvée Reservee. The wines stylistically are pastoral, brawny, tannic and must have an alcohol level between 13-15% to be considered Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Hit your knees for these vintages, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

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Tasting Notes

WA99
Notably more youthful and lively than either the Reservee or Cuvee Laurence, the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo offers a massive, full-bodied and decadent profile to go with ripe, full-throttle notes of cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, Asian spice and garrigue. The first vintage of this tiny production cuvee and coming all from the old vines of La Crau and mostly rolled pebble soils, it`s just now at the early stages of maturity and has plenty of life ahead of it. Nevertheless, there`s absolutely no harm in opening bottles today.

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