Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo is a red wine that is a coupage consisting mainly of Grenache and with touches of many others varieties: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Terret, Counoise, Picpoul, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussane, Muscardin and Picardan. It is a wine from the AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is produced by the Rhône winery Domaine du Pégau.
Domaine du Pégau is a winery that defends the traditional style of Provence and the Rhone. It is considered one of the main producers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They have 70 hectares spread over 11 different vineyards that allow them to make a wide range of wines. The average age of their strains is about 40 years old. They harvest when the grapes are fully ripe and vinify without adding commercial yeasts.
Most of the vineyards for Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo have centuries-old vines. Their yields are low but they produce a very balanced and structured grape. The soils of the plots consist of pebbles and red clays, sands and pebbles.
The grapes for Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo are harvested manually and late, in order to perform a selection of bunches in the field and to ensure that the grapes are fully ripe. They ferment in concrete tanks for about 10 days without having commercial yeasts added and without temperature control. Lastly, the wine is pressed and then aged for two years in a 60-hectolitre foudre.
Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo is a cult wine that has even been speculated on. A great coupage of varieties from the Rhone. It is complex and delicious and has a huge ageing potential.