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Chateau Capion Le Juge
Chateau Capion (France)

Chateau Capion Le Juge

Variety                                               Syrah 70%, Grenache 20%, Mourvedre 10%

Position in Vineyards                        Exposed west, north-west

Type of Soil                                        Limestone, well -drained

Average Age of Vines                       24-26 years

Yield per Hectare                              28hl/hectare for 3800 bottom per hectare

Vinification Details                            Hand picked; then part of the harvest goes through the soft pressing, followed by a cold pre-fermentation (soaking) for 72hrs.  The fermentation begins slowly, during which time temperature rises to 30-32°C max. We begin with the rundown, then punching and pumping daily. The fermentation of the wine runs between 28 and 30 days. 

Type & Size of Oak Barrels                French oak barrels type Bordelais. The wine ages for 12 months with 70% new oak

Winemaker’s Comments                    Intense dusky red colour. Red fruit flavour, such as huckleberry and blackberry. Light and elegant with vanilla aroma. Spicy yet smooth tannin texture. The final tone is menthol-flavoured. This wine is ideal roasted beef with morels or a shoulder of lamb cooked with five spices, as well as any other meaty dishes.