Vintage 2017

label wine bottle Cap deMourlin

A team

Manager : Jacques CAPDEMOURLIN

Sales Manager : Thierry CAPDEMOURLIN

Technical Director : François CAPDEMOURLIN

Oenologists : Michel ROLLAND and Jean-Philippe FORT

Cellar master and oenologist : Rémi AUTIER

Head of culture : Daniel DUFFON

Presentation of the vineyard

Terroir : Clay-limestone and clay-silica soil

Grape varieties : 65% Merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet sauvignon

Rootstock : 3309 – 10114 – RIPARIA – 44-53.M

Area : 14 hectares

Production : 18,500 bottles

Average age : 35 years old

Planting density : 5,700 to 6,900 plants / hectare

Vineyard management : ISO 14001 standard

Manual harvesting

Notes on the 2017 vintage

Superb dress. Rich, creamy, peppery nose. Dense, ample, velvety on the palate. Very fine finish.

Jean-Philippe FORT

Michel Rolland Laboratory

the grape varieties

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a red grape variety grown mainly in the Bordeaux region.

The Cabernet Franc has a less colored dress than the Cabernet Sauvignon.

It gives a wine with aromas of tobacco, raspberry, black currant and violet.



Merlot is a grape variety whose name comes from the blackbirds who particularly appreciate the grapes in its bunches.

It is grown on cool clay-limestone soils. It is the majority grape variety in the Pomerol, Saint-Émilion and Fronsac appellations, which produce wines of great renown.

It is fairly hardy, but due to early bud break, it is susceptible to spring frosts. It appreciates soils that keep a little freshness.

It also matures earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot harvest can take place two weeks before the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest.

Because of its higher sugar content, Merlot is sweeter in the mouth

Merlot is a grape variety that produces round and smooth wines with black fruit aromas such as black cherry, blackberry and black currant.


Cabernet Sauvignon

In the 17th century, French winemakers crossed Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc to create a unique grape variety with special flavors and thick, hard skins that facilitate growth and harvesting.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most common black wine grape variety in the world after Merlot

It gives powerful and tannic wines with aromas of small black fruits when young (blackcurrant, blackberry), vegetable aromas of bell pepper when it lacks maturity and aromas of musk and leather when it evolves.


The harvest started in mid-September. unusual for Chateau Cap de Mourlin, whose harvests are usually later. The summer was very hot and the phenoleptic maturity of the grapes was at its peak thanks to the rain and the very summery temperature of September.

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