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Pegau Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

“Grippy for the vintage, with cedar, coffee and roasted fig notes framing the black currant paste, hoisin sauce and roasted beef flavors. There's a long, tarry note on the finish, with a nice wild edge…92” WS 06/10

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Domaine du Pegau:
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wi... Read more
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The grape picking was family work which took place in an ambience of light-heartedness and fun but with a respect for quality and even then a vigerous selection of the best grapes. At the end of the row the horse waited patiently for the moment when he felt the wooden paniers gorged with grapes weighing down his cart. Once at the winery the grapes were liahtlv Dressed to break the skins - foulé, (the word means literally press by stepping on), the whole bunches were put in trie vats and then the wine-making took place over a period of 15 days. Times have changed, but this traditional style of wine-making is continued today at the Domaine de Pegau. Read less

External Reviews for Pegau Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo (the first made since 2003) is a whopper! Slightly less potent alcohol-wise than the 1998 or 2003, Laurence Feraud compares it to the 2000. With just under 16% natural alcohol, it exhibits a dense purple col... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2010

For the fourth time, the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has been produced, and for the fourth time, it has received a perfect score although I might back off the 2000's perfect score based on the fact that it seems to be more of an upper-ninety po... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/20/2010

Inky ruby. Pungent, exotically perfumed aromas of dark berry compote, Asian spices and garrigue, with bright minerality adding vivacity. Powerful and deeply concentrated but also shockingly fresh and lithe, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors a... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 750ml


External Review
11/20/2013

Inky ruby. Pungent, exotically perfumed aromas of dark berry compote, Asian spices and garrigue, with bright minerality adding vivacity. Powerful and deeply concentrated but also shockingly fresh and lithe, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and notes of candied flowers and licorice. The finish is smooth, sappy and extremely persistent, with echoing floral and herb notes.


External Review
11/20/2013

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee, still aging in foudres, was tasted from different lots. The most promising wine made here since the 2003, it is a full-bodied effort revealing dense, concentrated fruit, and high tannins that still need to be resolved. It will require some bottle age to round into drinking shape. The color is a dense plum/purple, and the wine shows considerable licorice, lavender, roasted herb, and meat juice characteristics, as well as a texture of beef blood — no doubt attributable to the old vines from which it is made. The fruit dominates, and the wine is intense, rich, and full-bodied. It will undoubtedly need 3–4 years of bottle age after its release, and should last 20–25 years based on the fact that their older vintages (i.e., 1979, 1981, 1983, and 1985) are all still in terrific condition.


External Review
11/20/2013

This packs it all together, with the ripe plum sauce, braised fig and currant paste notes of the vintage matched with invigorating hoisin sauce, brick dust and grilled beef notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but stays framed by a wild edge that keeps this firmly planted in terroir. Best from 2011 through 2031.


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“Grippy for the vintage, with cedar, coffee and roasted fig notes framing the black currant paste, hoisin sauce and roasted beef flavors. There's a long, tarry note on the finish, with a nice wild edge…92” WS 06/10

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