The 2003 vintage of this wine was ranked #5 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2006
Domaine du Pegau was created in 1987, when Laurence Féraud,
after her wine studies, joined her father Paul Féraud at the estate.
Pégau is an old Provençal word for a wine jug found in the
excavations of the 14th century Popes Palace in Avignon. Paul
always talks about Laurence as "le chef," but he is an experienced
winemaker himself. The property has belonged to the family for
several generations. Together, father and daughter have made
Pegau into one of the best wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They
have 18.5 ha. planted with red varieties and 1 ha. with white
grapes. Their 11 parcels are spread around the appellation and each
gives a different wine which, after the blending, results in a very
distinct wine… a true, classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Only organic
methods are used in the vineyards.
80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, 1% other varieties. 100% hand picked. Whole cluster.
Grapes are sorted, pressed and fermented for 10 to 15 days. Pump overs twice daily (am & pm) for
aeration. Aged 18 months in old (up to 70 years!) oak foudres. Bottled in Nov 2010 without