Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Laurence 2006
Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
85% Grenache, with the balance comprised of other authorized varietals including Syrah,
Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault, and Vaccarèse.
"This has a gorgeous mix of damson plum, cherry preserves, fig paste and anise layered with roasted chestnut and mesquite notes and all framed by a mouthwatering cocoa powder edge. Refined, despite its old-school, grippy finish. Well-built for the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2030."
"Bright ruby. Slightly medicinal aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and garrigue
are lifted by a spicy element. Supple, sweet red berry, cherry and floral flavors
show very good concentration, and firm acidity gives the wine energy. Lively,
mineral-driven floral notes linger on a strikingly long, sappy precise finish."
International Wine Cellar
- 10/17/2011 (1 item) (viewed 70 times)
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Ancestors of father and daughter team Paul and Laurence Feraud farmed olives, cherries and grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape dating back to the 17th century. The methods established centuries ago carry on in the current vintages, creating robust, concentrated, traditional red and white wines.
For many years the winery was known as Domaine Feraud fils. and they made traditional...
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(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...
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The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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