Variety: 80 % Grenache, 6 % Syrah, 4 % Mourvèdre, 10 % other permitted varieties.
Country Region: France, Southern Rhône Valley
The fruit is hand-picked and wild-yeast fermented as 100 % whole bunches in concrete tanks over about 2 weeks. Matured in large old oak casks (5 000 litres) for 2 years before bottling un-fined and un-filtered.
'Saturated red. Impressively complex scents of red and dark berries, cherry, leather and garrigue, with smoky minerals and dried flowers adding interest. Juicy raspberry and blackcurrant flavors pack serious punch and are seriously concentrated but there's a real elegance to this wine. Licorice and candied flowers echo on the long, sappy finish. This looks to be as good as the superb 2005 today.' 94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2009.
'An iconic producer of traditionally styled Châteauneufs, Pegau has a vast worldwide group of highly loyal fans, many of whom have trekked to the estate for a visit with the extremely hospitable and entertaining Féraud family. Laurence Féraud makes no apologies for the sometimes rustic character of Pegau's wines, which are sourced from the domain's 21 hectares of vines, made entirely with whole clusters and aged in old foudres and demi-muids for two years before bottling without fining or filtration.' Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2016.