2015 Château Capet, Grand Cru Saint-Emilion (Bronze Medal).
Vintage 2015 Score Bordeaux, Red 18/20.
AOC Saint-émilion-Grand-Cru covers the same appellation area as Saint-Emilion and is located in Libournais on the right bank of the Dordogne. The production conditions are more stringent than those of the Saint-Emilion AOC: a yield limited to 40hl / ha and a compulsory 12 months breeding.
Saint-émilion-Grand-Cru covers 4,030 ha of calcareous, clay-loamy and sandy soils. Merlot dominates the blends of this AOC, but Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also vinified. Saint-émilion-Grand-Cru produces 150 291 hl of red wines each year.
Description of the vintage 2015 Bordeaux:
After a series of correct, average or poor vintages since the excellent 2009 and 2010, Bordeaux finally holds a new great vintage with 2015. All conditions that contribute to a great year of red wines in Bordeaux were met:
Early and relatively fast flowering and fruit set to ensure good fertilization and predispose to a homogeneous maturity.
a hot July and dry, causing the slowdown then the final stop of the growth of the vine before veraison. The heavy winter rains had created sufficient reserves to prevent the vines from suffering too much during a hot summer, but with less heat in its peaks than in 2003 or 2009
a complete ripening of the different varieties thanks to the months of August and September quite dry, but without excessive heat.
good weather, moderately hot and weakly watered during the harvest, allowing to wait for the optimum maturity of each plot without fear of dilution or decay. Merlots have often reached 14 ° and cabernets 13 °. The sanitary condition was absolutely perfect with higher acidities than in the other very hot vintages of the region (2003 and 2009 for example) with thick and ripe skins.
Finally, a beautiful noble and early rot in Sauternes and Barsac (with good rains in the second half of September) allowed to produce very sweet, clean and pure, combining freshness, richness and elegance. The sugar content is very high and the aromatic intensity quite exceptional.
- Mixed lot
- Red wine
- Producer, Name of wine
- Château Capet
- Grand Cru
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size
- Bottles (0.75L)
- Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion
- Fill Level
- Bordeaux bottle type, neck fill level
- Label Condition
- Fully intact, readable label
- Capsule/Cork condition
- Fully intact metal capsule