Château Capion, Red, 2016, Terrasses du Larzac. Bottle image
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Package
Country
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Geo Indication
Terrasses du Larzac AOC-AOP
Grapes
Syrah (60%)
Grenache (30%)
Mourvede (10%)
Chemical analysis
ABV: 15%
RS: 0.2 g/l
pH: 3.7
Closure type
Natural сork
Recommended retail price
EUR 36

Château Capion CHATEAU CAPION Red 2016 Terrasses du LarzacVerified

Red
Score WWL
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Description

Viticulture

In conversion to organic viticulture. Manual harvest using small crates. First quality control check at the vine. Harvest stored in a cold room. Manual sorting before vatting.

Vinification

Cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation maintained between 24° and 28°C. Total maceration time in thermo-regulated vats is 21-28 days.

Wine aging

18 months in 600 litres oak barrels.

Vintage details

Deep purple with blue-violet tints, and aromas of forest fruits. On the palate, a real fruit-burst is followed by prolonged notes of spice, finishing with elegant tannins. Perfect with grilled meat, or pork loin served with seasonal vegetables, this wine powerfully expresses the complexity of the Terrasses du Larzac terroir.

Tasting notes

I had scored the 2016 Terrasses du Larzac at 92+?, so it was worth retrying. I'm happy to say my concerns about its considerable tannins have smoothed out just as they have, leaving behind a wine that's concentrated and rich, with a creamy texture, oak spice and ripe cherries. The finish adds enough hints of peppery spice and herbs to keep this interesting. It's a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. Joe Czerwinski/Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Awards

2017
Wine Advocate
89 - 91
2018
Andrew Jefford
94
2018
Decanter
88
2018
Jeb Dunnuck
90
2018
Mondial de Bruxelles
Gold
2018
Wine Advocate
93
2019
Decanter
90
2019
Guide Hachette des Vins
1 étoile
2019
Wine Advocate
93
2020
Decanter
93

Serving suggestions

Food pairings
Barbeque, Lamb, Roast, Steak, Beef
Serving temperature
18°C – 19°C

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