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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 2008
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 2008
(search item no. 110122)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 filtration.

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About Domaine du Pegau:

Ancestors of father and daughter team Paul and Laurence Féraud farmed olives, cherries and grapes in Châteauneuf-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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

In 1987 Domaine du Pegau was formed as we know it today, when Laurence Feraud returned from her winemaking studies and she teamed up with her father Paul to create the winery. Complementing each other they have conserved the authenticity and quality of their Chateauneuf-du-Pape whilst bringing it to the attention of wine lovers around the world.