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Gigondas Selection Laurence Feraud 2007

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"...exhibits loads of crushed rock, blueberry, and boysenberry characteristics. A cool-climate style has given the wine a certain restraint, but the levels of concentration, depth, and richness are impressive...92" WA 10/09 "Bright purple. Lively red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by spicy herbs and flowers. Energetic red fruit flavors are framed by dusty tannins, which fade into the fruit on the back end. A bitter licorice quality comes out with air and lingers on the spicy, nicely persistent finish. This drinks well now..." IWC 1/10

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Color: Red
Variety: Rhone
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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

"...exhibits loads of crushed rock, blueberry, and boysenberry characteristics. A cool-climate style has given the wine a certain restraint, but the levels of concentration, depth, and richness are impressive...92" WA 10/09 "Bright purple. Lively red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by spicy herbs and flowers. Energetic red fruit flavors are framed by dusty tannins, which fade into the fruit on the back end. A bitter licorice quality comes out with air and lingers on the spicy, nicely persistent finish. This drinks well now..." IWC 1/10

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