2015 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee Blanc

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :


60% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Roussanne, and 10% Bourboulenc.

"Very enticing, with creamed melon, lemon sabayon and verbena notes stretching out through the long, creamy finish. A light quinine echo adds lift. Drink now. 330 cases made. –JM " (WS)

"This classic estate continues to make strides, and the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée Blanc is one of the best example of this cuvée to date. Possessing a touch of Alsatian Riesling character in its mineral, honeycomb, green herbs, and wet stone-like aromas and flavors, this beauty is medium-bodied, beautifully textured, seamless and elegant on the palate, with both textural richness and freshness. I like it now, but it will keep for over a decade.

When it comes to traditional Châteauneuf du Pape, no one does it better than Domaine du Pégaü’s Laurence and her father Paul Feraud. This estate refuses to make any concession to modern winemaking techniques and the wines are absolutely loaded with Provençal notes and characters. In addition to the estate’s Domaine du Pégaü releases, Laurence is also involved in a bevy of other projects, including her newly purchased Chateau Pégaü estate, which is located along the Rhône River, close to the village of Sorgues, and her Selection Laurence Feraud releases from throughout the Southern Rhône. These invariably show classic, traditional characters and are almost always good values. As I’ve said in the past, it’s almost impossible to have too much Pégaü in the cellar!" (WA)

"Pale gold. Penetrating, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits are joined by hints of chalky minerals, quinine and ginger. Juicy and deeply concentrated, offering intense pear nectar, peach and Meyer lemon flavors that show excellent clarity and minerally drive. The mineral note lingers impressively on the nervy finish, which displays excellent focus and tenacity." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Owned by the dynamic father-and-daughter team of Paul and Laurence Féraud, Domaine du Pegau has emerged as one of the most iconic estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A benchmark producer of traditionally-styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pegau's bottlings are justifiably ranked among the greatest wines in the world.

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of peach, apple and nectarine, with light floral notes and a touch of minerality. Clean, crisp and fresh, with great acidity.