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2011 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47232-2011

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$45.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Beautiful in the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a forward, perfumed example of the cuvee that has classic Pegau black fruits, tobacco leaf, pepper and leathery notes as well as medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Early-drinking by this estate's standards, there's nevertheless good mid-palate density and fine tannin. It should have 15 years or so of overall longevity. Drink now-2026.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (80% grenache, 6% syrah, 4% mourvedre and the rest |everything else|): Deep ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by potpourri, incense and licorice, with a smoky topnote. Sappy, focused dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are sharpened by juicy acidity and show very good depth. Lots of fruit here but there's good structure as well. Finishes sweet and long, with velvety tannins adding shape. As with the '12, there's a degree of elegance to this wine and less of the wild edge of the Pegaus of a few vintages back.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. Has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 89

    A very decided style -- the was a fair amount of brett that came across as fairly pronounced bacon aroma. Wouldn't call it a fault but it is definitely a different style
    Author: John Yoyodyne
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Favorite of Jim's
    Author: Fifield Cellar
Domaine du Pegau is an old name in Chateauneuf du Pape. The Feraud family is able to trace their roots all the way back to the middle of the 17th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. That is when the ancestors of the Feraud family first planted grape vines next to their olive trees and other assorted fruit trees in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Domaine du Pegau owns 21 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 19.5 hectares are used for red wine grapes. 1.5 hectares of vines are reserved for growing white wine grapes. Due to the small size of the parcels used for the white wine grapes at Domaine Pegau, those grapes are farmed using 100% biodynamic farming techniques. The red wine grapes are not farmed biodynamically. The vineyards for Domaine du Pegau are located in different areas of Chateauneuf du Pape in a total 11 different parcels. The best and oldest vines of Domaine du Pegau are located on the plateau of La Crau.

Domaine du Pegau uses only natural yeasts. The grapes are whole cluster fermented in traditional, cement vats. The wine is aged on average for an average of 24 months in old foudres. At Pegau, they use a wide range different old wood foudres. On average, close to 6,500 cases of wine are produced at Domaine du Pegau each year.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1901 bottles owned
  • 55 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 55 collectors)