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Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee Pegau 2012

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One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years...94" WA 10/14 "Without a doubt, Domaine du Pegau is one of the top reference point estates for traditionally made Châteauneuf du Pape. Run with incredible talent by Laurence Feraud, with her father Paul never far away, this estate has produced a superb 2012, one that has some similarities to their brilliant 2010, albeit on a slightly softer scale. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste their 2013, but will report on that cuvee next year. As I reported last year, they’ve purchased a large estate, located just outside the village of Sorgues, that consists of 100+ acres of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages. These new cuvees are released under the Chateau Pegau label. In addition to this, Laurence also has two negociant lines, the Selection Laurence Feraud and the Feraud-Brunel, both of which offer serious value.

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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 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee Pegau

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvee da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pegau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15–20 years of longevity. Drink 2016–2032.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12–15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Bright purple. Smoky, spice-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola, with sexy floral and mineral overtones. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering an array of red and dark berry preserve flavors complicated by hints of Indian spices and black pepper. Rich and energetic, with strong finishing thrust, slow-building tannins and a late kick of smoky minerality. I was looking for some funky gaminess here but didn’t find any.



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One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years...94" WA 10/14 "Without a doubt, Domaine du Pegau is one of the top reference point estates for traditionally made Châteauneuf du Pape. Run with incredible talent by Laurence Feraud, with her father Paul never far away, this estate has produced a superb 2012, one that has some similarities to their brilliant 2010, albeit on a slightly softer scale. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste their 2013, but will report on that cuvee next year. As I reported last year, they’ve purchased a large estate, located just outside the village of Sorgues, that consists of 100+ acres of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages. These new cuvees are released under the Chateau Pegau label. In addition to this, Laurence also has two negociant lines, the Selection Laurence Feraud and the Feraud-Brunel, both of which offer serious value.

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