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Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Laurence 1990

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The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be drunk young, due to the extreme maturity attained by the grapes and the 18 months sojourn in old oak barrels. However it is preferable to wait longer ( provided the wine is kept in good conditions ), from three to eight years for a good vintage. In great years the wine can last 15 years and more. Depending on the quality of the vintage, a small quantity of wine is kept in the cellar and aged two or three years in small oak barrels. This wine will be bottled as the Cuvée Laurence. The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape goes marvellously well with strong flavours of red meats, truffles and a stew of wild boar. The wine should be "chambré ", that is drunk at room temperature, but think of what we would consider a cold room (18 degreed c., 65 drgrees f. ) and don't suffocate the wine. The wine is dark purple in colour, with aromas of spices and liquorice, in the mouth it is round and persistent. As the years take their toll, the aromas of fruit and spice shade off into a bouquet of leather, nuts, chocolate and tobacco.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Laurence

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,479
3.50 5
09/22/2008

Coming after the Reservee I was not particularly impressed with this. Not revealing much on the nose with a cool, menthol tinged woodsy/pine balsam tone this was obviously bigger and richer in the mouth but was overly tannic, and dry stemmy tannins at that. Once you peaked behind the wall of curtains there appears to be a solid core of dark, slightly jammy cherry fruit and the nose offers up intirguing notes of violets and aspirin with some coaxing but this is not delivering tonight and while it appears to have excellent potential is very possibly just too tannic to ever be well balanced.


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Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
08/05/2008

Wow. this is an incredibly deep and pure CdP that's not even in first grade of it's aging. Incredibly primary nose of garrigue, cedar and ripe red fruits. The palate is lush and full- great finish- with a raspberry/currant flavor profile. fantastic wine.



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The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be drunk young, due to the extreme maturity attained by the grapes and the 18 months sojourn in old oak barrels. However it is preferable to wait longer ( provided the wine is kept in good conditions ), from three to eight years for a good vintage. In great years the wine can last 15 years and more. Depending on the quality of the vintage, a small quantity of wine is kept in the cellar and aged two or three years in small oak barrels. This wine will be bottled as the Cuvée Laurence. The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape goes marvellously well with strong flavours of red meats, truffles and a stew of wild boar. The wine should be "chambré ", that is drunk at room temperature, but think of what we would consider a cold room (18 degreed c., 65 drgrees f. ) and don't suffocate the wine. The wine is dark purple in colour, with aromas of spices and liquorice, in the mouth it is round and persistent. As the years take their toll, the aromas of fruit and spice shade off into a bouquet of leather, nuts, chocolate and tobacco.

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