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Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"...one of the stars of the vintage. Exhibiting a surprisingly deep purple color, it is a seductive, open-knit, precocious, sexy example with decent acidity, sumptuous fruit and delicious, mature flavors of roasted herbs, kirsch, black currants, raspberries, licorice and incense. This beauty should be one of the top wines of this less heralded vintage...90-93" WA

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 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

A solid 2011 that should surpass what the estate did in 2008 (which is no small thing) the 2011 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée tasted from multiple barrels is a perfumed spice filled offering that oozes sweet red fruits pepper garrigue and licorice aromas and flavors. It is softly fruited and supple on the palate yet has excellent mid-palate concentration sound tannic structure and outstanding length. It should be approachable on release yet given the track record here also age gracefully. Rhone Report The.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

An alluring and deeply fruited bouquet leads into a tarry entry with deep fruit that washes across the palate. Ample softness and minerality provides complexity to the fruit-driven core. Very Pegau and a quintessential example of the 2011 Chateauneuf vintage. Polished and much less wild than the 2010 (tasted just after this) with tremendous depth. Drink 2014-2020+ Cory Gowan.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by potpourri incense and licorice with a smoky topnote. Sappy focused dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are sharpened by juicy acidity and show very good depth. Lots of fruit here but there s good structure as well. Finishes sweet and long with velvety tannins adding shape. As with the 12 there s a degree of elegance to this wine and less of the wild edge of the Pegaus of a few vintages back. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A solid 2011 that should surpass what the estate did in 2008 (which is no small thing) the 2011 Domaine du P


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

The Domaine de Pegau is a family owned winery. Laurence Feraud has taken over the 50 acre estate from her father Paul and they continue to produce some of the most outstanding wines in Chateauneuf du Pape. This is thier Cuvee Reservee which every vintage is a true triumph. Robert Parker scored it 90-93 and the Wine Spectator scored this 93 points saying "This shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. This has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot. Best from 2014 through 2025."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/05/2015

The Domaine de Pegau is a family owned winery. Laurence Feraud has taken over the 50 acre estate from her father Paul and they continue to produce some of the most outstanding wines in Chateauneuf du Pape. This is their Cuvee Reservee which every vintage is a true triumph. Robert Parker scored it 90-93 and the Wine Spectator scored this 93 points saying "This shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. This has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot. Best from 2014 through 2025."


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A solid 2011 that should surpass what the estate did in 2008 (which is no small thing) the 2011 Domaine du Piga| Chbteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvie Riservie tasted from multiple barrels is a perfumed spice filled offering that oozes sweet red fruits pepper garrigue and licorice aromas and flavors. It is softly fruited and supple on the palate yet has excellent mid-palate concentration sound tannic structure and outstanding length. It should be approachable on release yet given the track record here also age gracefully. Rhone Report The.



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"...one of the stars of the vintage. Exhibiting a surprisingly deep purple color, it is a seductive, open-knit, precocious, sexy example with decent acidity, sumptuous fruit and delicious, mature flavors of roasted herbs, kirsch, black currants, raspberries, licorice and incense. This beauty should be one of the top wines of this less heralded vintage...90-93" WA

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