Château Capion Le Chemin des Garennes, White, 2016, Languedoc. Bottle image
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Package
Country
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Geo Indication
Languedoc AOC-AOP
Grapes
Roussanne B (90%)
Bourboulenc B (10%)
Chemical analysis
ABV: 13%
Closure type
Natural сork
Recommended retail price
EUR 15

Château Capion Le Chemin des Garennes White 2016 LanguedocVerified

White
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Description

Tasting notes

Capion, says Claude Gros, is 'an extraordinary white-wine terroir'. This, the second white of the estate, is 90% young vine Roussanne blended with 10% Bourboulenc and a tiny seasoning of Viognier, whole-bunch pressed and given 10-15% barrel fermentation. Aniseed, fennel and strawberry aromas combine to make a distinctively southern, aromatic scent. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a vigorous salty-acid balance which gives it a crunchy force. There are intriguing peach and quince fruits too. This vintage had a blocked malo, which adds to its intensity and impact; the team are considering putting subsequent vintages through malo to ease that edgy balance back a bit and give the wine more vinous depth: surely a good idea. Drinking Window 2018 - 2022 Andrew Jefford

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Awards

2018
Andrew Jefford
90
2018
Decanter
85
2018
Mondial de Bruxelles
Gold

Serving suggestions

Food pairings
Fish, Salad, Seafood, Hard cheeses, Chicken
Serving temperature
10°C – 12°C

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