Château Capet Duverger St Emilion Grand Cru

CAPE085
Owned by Michel Duverger, former longstanding President of the Co-op, who had been the driving force behind improving the overall quality of the Château estates belonging to the Union, Château Capet Duverger is one of the examples of this success story with its classic Saint-Emilion Grand Cru style.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Emilion
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
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£19.99
 

Union de Producteurs de Saint-Emilion

Since its formation in the 1930s, the Saint-Emilion Producers’ Union has greatly evolved. From a group of six founding winemakers, the Union has expanded to welcome a further 164 growers. The Union aims to pool the resources of wine-producers in terms of production and the marketing of their stock. Owned by Michel Duverger, former longstanding President of the Co-op, who had been the driving force to impove the overall quality of the Château estates belonging to the Union, Château Capet Duverger is one of the examples of this success story with its classic Saint Emilion Grand Cru style.

Tasting Notes

Merlot based, this wine has a good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length. Lovely plumy fruit is backed by fine tannins making for a deliciously juice wine.

Food Matches

Serve at room temperature. This is a perfect partner for red meat, especially roast leg of lamb, although it makes a good match for roast poultr or moderately mature cheeses.

Vinification

Harvested by plots and grape variety selection. Gravity flow winemaking with temperature control. Pre-fermenting maceration. Maceration period 25 - 30 days. Aged in French oak barrels (20-40% new oak barrels) for a period of between 12 - 14 months.

Press Comments

Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2018. Silver Medal Concours Vins d'Aquitaine Bordeaux 2018.