Capitoul les Rocailles Rouge, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2016

An award winning red wine from the South of France.

Domaines Bonfils is a family business, that has been growing grapes since 1870. Now in the 6th generation, the business comprises 19 Domaines and Chateaux, 17 of which are in the Languedoc with 1800 hectares of vineyards, making them one of the largest independent grape-grower/wine producers in France. Chateau Capitoul at the southern most point of the Cru La Clape area, and closest to the sea has a strong maritime influence; cooling sea breezes and mists help to make the wines unique. At 62 hectares it represents 10% of the entire appellation. The estate was purchased by the Bonfils Family in 2011.

Awards:

2015 Concours General Agricole Paris, Gold Medal.

2015 Vinalies Nationales, Excellence Award.

2015 Grands Vins de France Mâcon, Gold Medal.

2015 Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 92 points.

2015 Decanter Platinum, Best Value Price Red Wine

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby red, powerful aromas of black fruits and spices. An elegant wine showing toasty notes, black cherries, black olives and cigar box, silky tannins and a complex finish.
Serving Suggestion:
A great match for rib of beef, duck breast, lamb, white meat dishes in sauces and cheeses.

Grape Variety: Grenache 40%, Syrah 40%, Carignan 20%

Country: France

Region: Languedoc Roussillon

Size: 75cl

ABV: 14%

Closure: Cork

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans