La Capitelle de Baronarques 2014

The wine is an attractive, dark garnet red with crimson highlights.

The highly elegant nose expresses aromas of mown hay, violet and intense black fruit, together with peppery and spicy notes.

The supple and succulent attack ushers in a round body on fresh fruit flavours, while the mid-palate, with a satin texture and creamy tannins, reveals liquorice and black olive notes, leading into a long, elegant and flavourful finish.

2014

La Capitelle de Baronarques 2014

Varietal mix 57% Bordeaux varieties
47% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc

43% Mediterranean varieties
16% Syrah
17% Malbec

Tasting notes

The wine is an attractive, dark garnet red with crimson highlights.

The highly elegant nose expresses aromas of mown hay, violet and intense black fruit, together with peppery and spicy notes.

The supple and succulent attack ushers in a round body on fresh fruit flavours, while the mid-palate, with a satin texture and creamy tannins, reveals liquorice and black olive notes, leading into a long, elegant and flavourful finish.

2014 began with a particularly mild winter: average temperatures in the first three months of the year were 2 °C higher than normal.

Budbreak came early as a result, starting on 17 March with the Syrah, 12 days earlier than in an average year, and ending on 1 April with the Cabernet Sauvignon.

After a mild and wet April, May and June were cool and dry.

Flowering took place between 2 and 13 June, two days later than in an average year.

July and August were rather cool, with regular rainfall.

Veraison started on 2 August with the Syrah and ended on 27 August with the Cabernet Franc, four days later on average than in a normal year.

September and October were hot and mostly dry, enabling the grapes to ripen fully and in excellent health.

The harvest took place in fine weather in October.

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