Dear Wine Lover,
2010 was another excellent vintage in the Rhone valley! When it comes to Chateauneuf du Pape, one of the best producers in the last 20 years have definitely been Domaine Pegau. The Cuvée da Capo is only produced in the very top vintages and 1998 (selling at CHF 700), 2000 (selling at CHF 520) and 2007 have all been rated with 100 points. If you never tried this wine before, or did not manage to buy the previous vintages at the release price this is your opportunity.
Domaine du Pégau is a beloved icon of traditionalism in Châteauneuf du Pape. Long owned by the Féraud family, the estate is run by the charming Laurence who was exceptionally well-schooled by her father Paul. We would like to present you two of the three wines produced by Domaine Pègau, the traditional Cuvée Reservée and the incredible Cuvée da Capo, made from the best grapes in only the best years. In fact the 2010 Capo is only the 5th vintage which has been produced and only 8000 bottles have been made, a real rarity you shouldn’t miss! These wines are aged in large old oak foudres for at least 18 months in the case of the Reservée, and much longer for Capo.
Robert Parker summarizes the house style as follows: “This superb estate fashions an old style, massive, unbelievably rich, rustic Châteauneuf du Pape. If you want to taste what the old style Châteauneuf du Pape of the forties, fifties, and early sixties tasted like, buy a bottle of Domaine du Pégau. They are rich, rustic, sometimes massive Châteauneuf du Papes made with no concession to modern-day tastes”
75.0 cl Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo - Domaine Pégau – 2010 CHF 345.00 (CHF 372.60 VAT Included) *Owc of 6 or 12 bottles*
36 bottles or more at CHF 330.00 (CHF 356.40 VAT Included)
150.0 cl Magnum 2010 CHF 760.00 (CHF 820.80 VAT Included)
300.0 cl Double – Magnum 2010 CHF 1’650.00 (CHF 1’782.00 VAT Included)
Robert Parker 98-100: Its deep black/plum color is accompanied by sweet notes of chocolate-covered figs, kirsch, black currants, cedar, smoked meats and charcuterie. Very intense with enormous texture, massive fruit, moderate tannin and a long finish, the vintage’s acids are present, but beautifully integrated. This bigger than life wine should easily evolve for three decades or more.
*BOTTLES READY TO BE DELIVERED IN SPRING 2013*
75.0 cl Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée - Domaine Pégau – 2010 CHF 65.00 (CHF 70.20 VAT Included) *carton of 12 bottles*
36 bottles or more at CHF 63.00 (CHF 68.05 VAT Included)
150.0 cl Magnum 2010 CHF 140.00 (CHF 151.20 VAT Included) *carton of 6 bottles*
Robert Parker 97-99: Composed of 80% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre and 4% miscellaneous varietals, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee tips the scales at 14.8% alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2009. It reveals a deep ruby/purple color along with wonderful sweetness and lots of roasted meat characteristics intermixed with notions of herbs
*BOTTLES READY TO BE DELIVERED END OF NOVEMBER*
We also still have some 2007 Cuvee da Capo that we are able to offer at following conditions:
75.0 cl Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo - Domaine Pégau 2007 CHF 345.00 (CHF 372.60 VAT Included) *Owc of 6 bottles*
Robert Parker 100 Points: "For the fourth time, the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has been produced, and for the fourth time, it has received a perfect score although I might back off the 2000's perfect score based on the fact that it seems to be more of an upper-ninety point wine than pure perfection these days. The 2007 may come closest in style to the 1998, the debut vintage, although the tannins are sweeter and the wine is perhaps fatter and richer in the mouth. The alcohols in these cuvees can be very high, ranging from 16.1% in 2003, 15.8% in 2000, 16.3% in 1998, to 15.5% (the lowest ever) in 2007. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of smoked meats, Peking duck, licorice, lavender, aged beef, grilled steak blood, black currants, plums, sauteed cepes and soy. Enormously concentrated, broad, expansive and massive but not over the top, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is impossible to imagine unless one has a bottle to work through over the course of 4 to 5 hours. Although they advertise using all 13 authorized varietals, this wine is over 90% Grenache, largely from the famed La Crau section of Chateauneuf du Pape. They do have other vineyards from which they pull some of the fruit that goes into the Cuvee da Capo, including St.-Jean, Esquilons and occasionally Monpertuis. The 2007 seems to be broader, fatter, more unctuously textured and more flattering to drink at this stage than the 1998 was. In that sense, the evolutionary development may resemble their 2003s. The 2007 was bottled in February, 2010, and my anticipated drinking dates are 2014-2030+. "
*BOTTLES READY TO BE DELIVERED*