La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2012

The colour is dense and deep with a cherry-red tint.

The refined and pleasant nose reveals intense black berry fruit aromas mingled with succulent notes of marzipan and spice.

From a round and elegant attack, the mid-palate displays subtle camphor and liquorice notes over a very mellow tannic structure, leading into a long and highly refined finish.

2012

La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron’arques 2012

Varietal mix 63% Bordeaux varieties
53% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc

37% Mediterranean varieties
23% Syrah
14% Malbec

Tasting notes

The colour is dense and deep with a cherry-red tint.

The refined and pleasant nose reveals intense black berry fruit aromas mingled with succulent notes of marzipan and spice.

From a round and elegant attack, the mid-palate displays subtle camphor and liquorice notes over a very mellow tannic structure, leading into a long and highly refined finish.

The year 2012 was normal in terms of both rainfall (578 mm) and temperature (13.3  °C on average over the year).

The year began with a cold winter: temperatures remained below zero from 1 to 15 February, reaching a low of -10 °C.

The weather turned mild in March. Budbreak began on 27 March for the first Merlots and ended with the Cabernet Sauvignons on 5 April.

In a wet spring, cool weather in April was followed by milder temperatures in May. Flowering took place normally from 29 May to 11 June.

The summer saw small but regular amounts of rainfall and very hot weather in August, when the average temperature was 23.3 °C.

Veraison began on 1 August for the Merlots and ended on 27 August for the Cabernet Sauvignons, a week later than the average.

The harvest took place in fine weather at the usual period for the Domaine.

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