Domaine du Pegau
The Domaine du Pégau is located in the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine appellation in the southern Rhône valley, about twenty kilometers from Avignon. The internationally renowned winery was founded in 1987 by the Féraud family, but looks back on a winemaking tradition that dates back to 1670. At that time, olives and cherries were grown in addition to grapes. Over time, the family focused on growing vines, selling the grapes to trading houses. At the end of the twentieth century, the resourceful daughter Laurence Féraud suggested to her parents that they start making their own wine. Since then, daughter Laurence and father Paul have managed the estate.
The Domaine du Pegau plots extend over the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon and Bédarrides. We find the famous terroirs of La Crau West, La Crau East and La Crau South characterized by sand dotted with some pebbles. The wines are distinguished by their strength and a demonstration of elegance through their minerality and their length.
The vineyards are located on the left bank of the Rhône. The soils are characterized by black pebbles and red, sandy clay soil. You will find almost all thirteen varieties approved in the appellation. For the red wines grenache noir, mourvèdre, carignan, syrah, cinsault, counoise, for the white wines grenache blanc, clairette blanche, roussane, bourboulenc. A small amount of merlot has also been planted.
Domaine du Pégau produces four red wines - 'Cuvée Réservée', 'Cuvée Laurence', 'Cuvée Da Capo' and 'Cuvée Inspiration' - and two white whites - 'Cuvée Réservée' and 'Cuvée a tempo'. Since the creation of the Domaine, high prizes have regularly been awarded to the internationally renowned winery.