Plan Pegau is back
In the latest release of Plan Pegau, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are still present in the blend but the wine itself shows more of the deep flavors I expect from Pegau. This appears to be because it utilizes more fruit from sources located closer to Chateauneuf du Pape. Another apparent change is that the two previous releases Lot #10 and Lot #11 suggest a single vintage blend whereas this release Lot #11-12-13 suggests a three vintage blend. Regardless, this is certainly a step up from the Lot #10 release I tried before. I would even suggest you let this release age for half a year before you try it again. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
NV (Lot #11-12-13) Plan Pegau – $22
Imported by Hand Picked Selections. This wine is a blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, and 20% Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Danlas, Alicante, and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from vines averaging 40 years of age. The wine was fermented in concrete vats then aged in a mix of concrete tanks and very old French oak casks. Alcohol 13.5%. The flavors show rounded edges with hints of red fruit but overall dry, black fruit comes out by the middle. There is some depth, some minerals, and a dry structure with air. Need a little cellar time. *** Now – 2020.