About the Wine
This is a truly special wine. A 100% Malbec that will blow your mind. Wine Enthusiast said that "This wine proves the success of Malbec in Blaye."
Pegase was born in the best terroirs of Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux AOC, this special reserve is the celebration of 10 years of work and experience. The essence of Château Montfollet's' prized parcels of Malbec. This is the real deal.
Dominique Raimond, also known as the “man who makes Malbec sing”, is the proud owner and winemaker of Château Montfollet. This outstanding family-owned artisanal winery is located in the heart of Blaye and Cotes de Bourg appellations. Two of the greatest value Bordeaux wine regions. The vineyards are placed in an outstanding terroir on the slopes of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, just in front of the prestigious Grands Crus de Margaux. The 148-acre vineyards are managed under sustainable practices and were recently certified with HEV Level 3.
Dominique, born and raised in Bordeaux, comes from a legendary family of vignerons. He’s an emblematic and very well-known winemaker in the region, and president of Châteaux Solidaires, a cooperative founded in 1937, that includes 10 properties in Côtes de Bordeaux, whose main purpose is to transmit the magic of this region to all consumers. The wines from Montfollet are carefully vinified at Châteaux Solidaires, where the winemaking area and cellar are equipped with top-notch and innovative technology, in order to produce extremely high-quality wines.
Little by little, the family name Raimond has gained a recognized position in Bordeaux’s wine industry, and today, his wines from Château Montfollet and Puy d’Amour have achieved global recognition and high accolades among some of the most important wine critics in the world.
Aging: 12 months in French oak new barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Malbec. A garnet-red wine with a purple tint, deep aromas of jammy black fruits, subtle touches of vanilla and spices, a rich mouth, full and delicate: A blend of fruits, toast, and licorice.
A malbec with aromas of black cherries, dark plums, dried thyme, chocolate, and vanilla. Full-bodied with chalky tannins. Textured, with lots of dark fruit and chocolate on the palate. Excellent length. Polished and delicious. Drink from 2023. ~92 James Suckling.
This wine proves the success of Malbec in Blaye. Big, dark, and powerful, it is rich in spicy perfumes and bold tannins. Dark in color and full of black-plum fruits, the wine will take its time to age. Drink from 2024. ~92 Wine Enthusiast.
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