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
Notes on the 2017 vintage
Superb dress. Rich, creamy, peppery nose. Dense, ample, velvety on the palate. Very fine finish.
the grape varieties
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.
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.