La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2008

A beautifully clear, dark garnet red colour.

After the first delicate notes of toast and vanilla, the nose opens on more intense aromas of black berry fruit, bergamot, peppermint and spice, typical of Mediterranean varieties.

Supple on the palate, the wine offers a range of elegant flavours with notes of blond tobacco and ripe fruit. The caress of close-knit tannins combines with an attractive freshness to give a stylish, generous and powerful wine.

The finish, warm and fruity, is pleasantly long.

2008

La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2008

Varietal mix Bordeaux varieties
53% Merlot

Mediterranean varieties
19% Malbec
18% Syrah
10% Grenache

Tasting notes

A beautifully clear, dark garnet red colour.

After the first delicate notes of toast and vanilla, the nose opens on more intense aromas of black berry fruit, bergamot, peppermint and spice, typical of Mediterranean varieties.

Supple on the palate, the wine offers a range of elegant flavours with notes of blond tobacco and ripe fruit. The caress of close-knit tannins combines with an attractive freshness to give a stylish, generous and powerful wine.

The finish, warm and fruity, is pleasantly long.

2008 was a dry year with untypical weather. It began with a mild and very dry winter: temperatures were 1.5 °C higher than the seasonal average and rainfall was half the normal level, with only 125 mm of rain between the 1st of November 2007 and the 31st of March 2008. Rainfall levels returned to normal during the spring and summer, which were generally cool with average temperatures 1 °C lower than the seasonal norm.

Budbreak took place early, starting on the 18th of March for the Merlot and ending on the 1st of April for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Flowering occurred between the 2nd and the 18th of June, the usual dates for the Domaine. Veraison began on 1 August for the earliest Merlot and ended on the 31st of August for the Grenache.

The harvest took place in fine weather in October, allowing the polyphenols to reach optimum maturity.

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