GrapesSyrah (60%) / Grenache (30%) / Mourvèdre (10%)
Terroir & viticulture
VITICULTURE: Manual harvest using small crates. First checking/sorting of the grapes on the vine. Harvest stored in a cold room.
WinemakingOnce the grapes are crushed, the must is pumped into stainless-steel thermo-regulated vats. After cold pre-fermentation maceration, the yeast is co-inoculated to start alcohol fermentation. The must is in the thermo-regulated vats for 21 to 28 days. Maturation is for 18 months in 600 litres oak barrels.
COLOUR: Intense black-red with violet reflections.
NOSE: Forest fruits; dark chocolate; liquorice.
PALATE: Damsons; blackberries; blueberries; warm spice; white pepper; supple tannins.
Food matchesRoast duck; lamb with Provençal herbs; game pie; pork-loin with seasonal vegetables.
ServingServe between 16 and 18 °C.
Rewards & Ratings
Decanter 2018: 94 pts;
Wine Advocate 2018: 92 pts;
Wine Advocate 2019: 93 pts;
The World of Fine Wine Magazine, Languedoc reds panel tasting: Joint 1st;
Concours mondial de Bruxelles 2018: Gold medal;
Jeb Dunnuck 2018: 91 pts;
Le guide Hachette des vins 2019: 1 star(s).
This was my pick out of the box that I bought. It had so much flavour and was very smooth. I opened it with my fussy wine friend and they couldn’t guess where it came from. Thanks for making my night memorable.
The first thing that strikes you about this wine is the deep purple colour. It is lovely. The detailed black fruit and liquorice is quite concentrated which is nice. I have had a few Languedoc wines over the years, but this one has made me very interested in finding more of them. Particularly from Chateau Capion.
Gilbert Barton –
There is so much to like about this red. I have now brought some more to keep for a few years too. It is really well balanced and because it has been matured in large format oak barrels, it means that the oak is more subtle. The fruit is fresh and bold with just a bit of spiciness. Just the way I like it.