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Chateauneuf Pape Cuvee Reserve Pegau Rhone Grenache Sra 2008

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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 Pape Cuvee Reserve Pegau Rhone Grenache Sra

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Spicy red fruits on the nose, complicated by tapenade, lavender and espresso. Very fresh and sweet, with energetic red and dark fruit flavors, suggestions of garrigue and supple tannins. Finishes deep and sappy, with a lingering cherry pit note clinging tenaciously.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee was about to be bottled at the time of my visit, and it will certainly be one of the better wines of the vintage. By the standards of Pegau, it is not a massive wine nor will it be terribly long-lived. However, this estate has an incredible track record in off years, so I would not be surprised to see this wine exceeding readersandrsquo; expectations in 10andndash;12 years. Tasting through the three remaining lots that will be blended together, I rated them between 89 and 92. That makes it one of the better wines of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied, chewy and very evolved, the wine exhibits lots of earth, lavender and foresty/mossy notes intermixed with kirsch, peppery black currants and Christmas fruitcake spices. It should drink nicely for 10andndash;12+ years. Laurence calls it a very andldquo;traditionalandrdquo; style that she believes will be as good as their 2006.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A dark, lightly chewy style, with roasted mesquite and dark licorice notes leading the way for a powerful core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserve, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa notes. Thereandrsquo;s a flash of truffle on the finish. Drink now through 2022.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2008 - Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/26/2011

Deep ruby at the core with a dark, rust-colored rim. The nose indicates this is a very traditionally styled wine, with its notes of leather, cigar tobacco, provencal herbs and cinnamon. On the palate, the wine is silky and very long with a core of s... John Sweeney. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A candidate for "wine of the vintage" is the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée. Pegau did not produce a Cuvée da Capo in 2004, and the Cuvée Reservée has undoubtedly benefited from the inclusion of that stunning lot of wine. A late harvest lasted through the first week of October. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare, resulting in an opaque purple-colored effort revealing classic Provencal characteristics of melted licorice, roasted herbes de Provence, sweet blackberry and cherry fruit, and hints of gamy/animal notes and smoke. Meaty, full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and pure, and in need of 4-5 years of cellaring, it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, lasting for a minimum of two decades.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Syrah component, tasted from a barrique: Impressive saturated medium ruby. Ripe, gamey and deep on the nose. Penetrating acidity contributes to an impression of power. From foudre (grenache with a bit of syrah): Full medium ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of red fruits, spices and herbs. At once powerful and creamy in the mouth; really stuffed with ripe fruit. Silky and deep, with sound acidity and big, spreading tannins. The Ferauds worked a trade with a neighboring estate, and will be able to include 20% syrah in the ultimate blend.


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