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Domaine du Pégaü Red Rhone Blend Chāteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Laurence 1995

Winemaker's Notes:

After maturing for four years in wooden casks this wine was bottled in November 1999. This great vintage is just today beginning to express it full potential. Always a richly structured and complex wine the long ‘elevage’ in the barrel accelerated the development of the jammy fruit aromas which have shaded into realm of the spices and coffee. It should be giving pleasure for the next 10-15 years.

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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

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Snooth User: Rufus Buzzard
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5.00 5
07/18/2007

Five glasses



After maturing for four years in wooden casks this wine was bottled in November 1999. This great vintage is just today beginning to express it full potential. Always a richly structured and complex wine the long ‘elevage’ in the barrel accelerated the development of the jammy fruit aromas which have shaded into realm of the spices and coffee. It should be giving pleasure for the next 10-15 years.

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