Domaine du Pegau 2015 & 2013

Domaine du Pegau 2015 & 2013
One of the most sought-after traditional Châteauneuf du Pape estates has started New year with a bang. For the first time in several years they have released their full trio of top red cuvées. At long last the Da Capo, a special selection coming predominantly from La Crau that was last produced in 2010, joins the wonderful Cuvée Reservé and Cuvée Laurence once more. The first two wines are from the stellar 2015 vintage, a year that yielded great surprises. There was much talk of it being a hot, sunny vintage but ample spring rain meant this was far from a heatwave year, there was never any stress during the season and temperatures weren’t ever excessive over a prolonged period, very balanced and complete wines resulted. The latter wine comes from 2013, a later-ripening, impossibly small but utterly brilliant year. These are simply stunning wines.

Domaine du Pegau

From small beginnings in the early eighties to becoming one of the most cherished of Rhône labels, Pegau has built up an incredibly impressive and loyal following over the last three decades. Times may have changed but Pegau has remained resolutely traditional, whilst the popularity of their wines has grown exponentially. The result of whole bunch field blends fermented in cement and then aged in large old wooden foudres, with Grenache at its core, Pegau straddles that fine line between personality and finesse. At its best it is characterful and steeped in terroir whilst offering a distinct nobility. Nowhere is that more evident than these news releases, striking wines of depth and harmony.

All wines are currently abroad and will be shipped during the Spring.