La Capitelle de Baronarques 2013

The wine has a garnet red colour with purple highlights.

The refined and delicate nose reveals floral, peony notes mingled with herby garrigue and fresh fruit aromas, enhanced with hints of pepper and juniper.

The wine is firm and dense on the palate, with well-integrated tannins and an attractive freshness, lingering on harmonious eucalyptus and menthol notes. Pleasant wild berry flavours return on the long and succulent finish.

2013

La Capitelle de Baronarques 2013

Varietal mix 58% Bordeaux varieties
58% Merlot

42% Mediterranean varieties
22% Malbec
20% Syrah

Tasting notes

The wine has a garnet red colour with purple highlights.

The refined and delicate nose reveals floral, peony notes mingled with herby garrigue and fresh fruit aromas, enhanced with hints of pepper and juniper.

The wine is firm and dense on the palate, with well-integrated tannins and an attractive freshness, lingering on harmonious eucalyptus and menthol notes. Pleasant wild berry flavours return on the long and succulent finish.

2013 began with a wet winter which helped to replenish water reserves in the soil.

Budbreak started with the Merlot on 28 March and ended with the Cabernet Sauvignon on 4 April, usual dates for the Domaine.

Spells of cold and wet weather followed from April on, holding back the vegetation cycle.

Flowering took place from 11 to 29 June, about fifteen days later than in an average year.

Aggregate rainfall of 71 mm and normal high temperatures in July and August ensured good conditions for growth in the vineyard. However, the vegetation cycle still lagged 15 days behind the average at the time of veraison, which lasted from 18 August to 5 September for the red grape varieties.

September was pleasant and October particularly hot and dry, with average temperatures 1.5 °C higher than normal and only 21 mm of rain. The grapes ripened faster in these favourable conditions, yielding a healthy and mature crop. Harvesting began 15 days later than the average but ended only three days later than in a normal year.

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