SÉLECTION LAURENCE FÉRAUD 2015 Côtes du Rhône
Laurence Féraud owns and manages Domaine du Pegau, the iconic Châteauneuf‐du‐Pape estate, with her father Paul. Laurence’s expertise and strong network of contacts in the Southern Rhône Valley give her access to top‐quality fruit and wines, which she selects and bottles under her negociant label, “Selection Laurence Féraud”. This range consistently deliver outstanding value and some of the best wines in the region.
50% of the fruit was sourced from Jonquière (stony plateau near Orange, in the Vaucluse department), with the balance sourced from Saint Michel d’Euzet (Vallée de la Cèze, in the Gard department). Stony, clay/limestone based soils. Vines average 45 years in age.
This classic Côtes du Rhône offers densely layered black and red fruit aromas with a characteristic spiciness on the nose. Medium bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, plenty of black cherry fruit, and a long, lingering finish.
Grapes were fully de-stemmed -- 18 days temperature, controlled fermentation in traditional cement tanks, with daily pump overs. Unoaked.
Region AOC Côtes du Rhône
Varietal 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Analysis Alcohol 13.5%