Le Chemin des Garennes 2016, Château Capion (red)
France / Languedoc
Andy's Tasting Notes
37% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 23% Cinsaut and 15% Mourvedre.
Good vine age – 30 years plus – and low yields (25 hc/ha) produce a lovely elegant cherry and plum filled red with hints of spice, vanilla and vineyard herbs. It is nicely concentrated with a lovely poised freshness. Very harmonious.
Price per bottle £14.50
The Château Capion estate is a 45 hectare vineyard with a unique terroir. 200 metres up the Terrasses du Larzac, the land around its château, winery and wine cellar extends over three broad geological zones, the soils underfoot changing from Montpellier sandstone and clay to limestone gravels and alluvial silts. These habitats, the biodiversity present all around, and the climatic variations at Capion are nuanced in wines that express, in their power and finesse, their provenance.’
Final year (2019) of conversion of whole vineyard to organic so not currently certified organic. They follow bio-dynamic and sustainable practices, but are not currently certified.
Food matchPuy lentils and pappardella