2013 Château Pégau “Cuvée Maclura” Côtes du Rhône

The Férauds have been making wine in the Rhone Valley since the 1640s. Today, Paul & his daughter Laurence run Domaine Pégau’s newest venture, Chateau Pégau which is comprised of 400 acres just 4 miles from Chateauneuf du Pape.

I’ve told customers many times that more than grape or region or vintage, when it comes to wine the most important thing is, in my opinion, the producer. This is a perfect example of that. This is an example of a Cotes du Rhone from a top producer being a superior wine to a Chateauneuf du Pape from a lesser one.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grab some Chateauneuf du Pape level juice at a Cotes du Rhone price.

MySomm Tasting Notes: “This nose reminds me what I love about great Rhone wines. The bright red fruit is layered with nuances of smoldering charcoal, minty tobacco leaf, & fresh leather. Despite it’s robust nose this has a medium body with fine grained tannins. Flavors of stewing black cherries are enhanced with touches of clove, hints of cinnamon, and that ever-present smoky note continues through the persistent finish. Drink now-2020”

MySomm Price – $22.50/btl (Arrival Thursday)