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Les Capelets

Terroir

On very steep slopes of granite and gneiss, Saint Joseph Appellation is the ideal terroir for the Syrah.

Winemaking

The manual harvest starts after a tasting of the grapes has revealed their perfect ripeness. A controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks reveals the mouth-filling, fruity notes typical of the Syrah grape. A 12 months ageing, including 70% in foudres and 30% in barrels, enhances the balance between colour, structure and aromas by adding roundness and silkiness.

Tasting notes

On the nose, aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry are nuanced with leather and liquorice notes as the wine ages. On the palate there are subtle flavours of red fruit and violet, developing powerful animal and mineral notes with a hint of cocoa and liquorice: a harmonious blend of elegance, intense aromas and silky tannins.

Valeurs Sûres

Varietal composition

Syrah 100%

Cellar potential

5 years

Serving

Drink at room temperature (17°C).

Food Pairing

The perfect match, while young, with filet steak, or in a few years’ time with roasted pheasant or dark chocolate truffles. Drink at room temperature (17°C).

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Press & Awards

Vintage 2016
88/100 Jeb Dunnuck
89/100 Parker

Vintage 2015
89-92/100 Parker
92/100 Wine Spectator
15.5/20 Le Point

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