Domaine du Pegau

Domaine du Pegau

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Since 1670, the Feraud family’s ancestors have cultivated vines in the Provence region. The name Pegau is an old Provencal word for a wine jug found in the excavations of the 14th century Popes Palace in Avignon. Domaine Pegau was created in 1987, when Laurence Feraud after her wine studies went home to help her father Paul Feraud at the domain. Paul always talks about Laurence as "le chef", but he is an experienced winemaker himself.

The property has belonged to the family for several generations. Today father and daughter have made Pegau to one of the most well-known wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. The domain covers 19.5 hectares (ha) of red Chateauneuf, 1.5 ha of white chateauneuf, 25 ha of Cotes du Rhone Villages, 5 ha of Cotes du Rhone, and 12 ha of VSIG (vines without geographic indentity). This allows them to select the best grapes for the top cuvees, which after the blending result in a very distinct wine, a true old-fashioned Chateauneuf-du-Pape.