La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2010

Ruby red with a purple tint.
The powerful and refined nose evokes aromas of eucalyptus, black pepper and roasted coffee, opening up with airing to display lighter notes of violet and acidulated red berries such as redcurrant.
The beautifully supple attack reveals a rich, warm and succulent texture with creamy, thoroughly integrated tannins. With perfect consistency, roasted coffee and chocolate notes elegantly recall the nose, set off by smooth fruit, as the wine builds to a harmonious, long and complex finish.

2010

La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2010

Varietal mix Bordeaux varieties
50% Merlot
6% Cabernet Franc

Mediterranean varieties
36% Syrah
8% Malbec

Tasting notes

Ruby red with a purple tint.
The powerful and refined nose evokes aromas of eucalyptus, black pepper and roasted coffee, opening up with airing to display lighter notes of violet and acidulated red berries such as redcurrant.
The beautifully supple attack reveals a rich, warm and succulent texture with creamy, thoroughly integrated tannins. With perfect consistency, roasted coffee and chocolate notes elegantly recall the nose, set off by smooth fruit, as the wine builds to a harmonious, long and complex finish.

2010 was rather wet, with 650 mm of rain during the year, and generally cool. Winter was cold and rainy, with an average temperature 1.5 °C lower than the average, and three snowfalls between January and March.

Budbreak occurred between the 3st and the 14th April, a week later than usual for the estate, in mild and dry weather.
Spring was wet and cool, with some snow on the 4th of May, though it did not affect the vegetation cycle. Despite these conditions, flowering took place normally between the 2nd and the 24th of June.
The summer was hot and dry but the vines were able to draw on plentiful reserves of water in the soil.
Veraison began on the 31th of July for the earliest Merlot and ended on the 29th of August for the Grenache.
Picking took place in fine weather, despite heavy rain on the 10th of October, which had no effect on the perfect condition of the crop.

error: Content is protected !!