Located 15 minutes north of Avignon, the appellation brings together five villages around Châteauneuf-du-Pape. First appellation recognized in 1936, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known worldwide for the diversity of its wines produced under strict and complex regulation.
The terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Terroirs and mistral are the two great assets of the appellation, which offers four types of soil: the famous rolled pebbles, sands, limestones and finally red (clay) sandstones.
The Domaine du Pegau plots extend over the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon & Bédarrides. We find the famous terroirs of La Crau West, La Crau East & La Crau South characterized by sands dotted with some pebbles. The wines are distinguished by their power and a demonstration of elegance by their minerality and their length.
The grape varieties
All the grape varieties of the appellation contribute to the success of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Largely dominated by Grenache, followed by its fellow red grape varieties Syrah & Mourvèdre.
The Domaine du Pégau uses 13 and more grape varieties, some of which are available in two colors such as Grenache Blanc and Red.
Grenache noir is present at about 70% on the terroir of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP. It is the grape variety which makes up 80% of the Domaine du Pégau vineyards
Its main characteristics are a perfect expression of the three terroirs where it is present. Grenache will be expressed by its power, its roundness, its warmth and its range of spices.
The Domaine du Pégau completes its panoply of grape varieties with Syrah with a violet scent and its consistency in the mouth. The Mourvèdre with wild and rustic aromas guarantees long aging. The other five grape varieties are :
Cinsault, the real aromatic complement by its delicacy ; Counoise adds a gentel red fruit aroma ; Vaccarèse a juicy color ; Muscardin and the Terret Noir are the keys which allow the Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be distinguished by another appellation.