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Vignobles Bonfils - Château Capitoul - Rocaille - white

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Capitoul - Rocaille - white - GRAPES VARIETIES
Bourboulenc 40%,  Marsanne 30%, Grenache Blanc 20%, Roussane 5%, & Viognier 5%

APPELLATION
AOC La Clape
White

SOILS
Urgonian limestone, limestone clay and stony soils 

Château Capitoul is a gem which lies between the sea and the “garrigue”. The view on the vineyards loosing themselves in the infinity of the valley before melting into the horizon between salt lakes and blue mountains is breathtaking.
The vineyard of Château Capitoul goes back to the 14th century, when it was exploited by the Cathedral of Narbonne, which gave its name to the Château. 

TERROIR
Ideally located in the middle of the Languedoc’s largest natural site, viticulture is practiced and reasoned, producing wines of highest quality and reflecting the best that the “Appellation La Clape” has to offer. In 2015, the appellation La Clape was accredited “Grand Cru”, thus joining other prestigious, internationally renowned French appellations.

VINIFICATION
Vinified in concrete vats with skin maceration, double settling and matured on fine lees for 3 to 6 months with stirring every day at the end of fermentation and then once a week during maturation.

TASTING NOTES
The great aromatic complexity of this wine, underlined by subtle and elegant oaky notes, enables it to accompany an extraordinary range of dishes. The palate abounds in white fleshed fruit, peach, hints of spice, resin, and honey. 

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Food and wine pairing: sweet spice tagine, roasted turkey breast with vegetable stuffing or roasted corn on the cob with coconut and curry.
Serving temperature: 12-14°C 
Aging potential: 4 years

Description

GRAPES VARIETIES Bourboulenc 40%, Marsanne 30%, Grenache Blanc 20%, Roussane 5%, & Viognier 5% APPELLATION AOC La Clape White SOILS Urgonian limestone, limestone clay and stony soils Château Capitoul is a gem which lies between the sea and the “garrigue”. The view on the vineyards loosing themselves in the infinity of the valley before melting into the horizon between salt lakes and blue mountains is breathtaking. The vineyard of Château Capitoul goes back to the 14th century, when it was exploited by the Cathedral of Narbonne, which gave its name to the Château. TERROIR Ideally located in the middle of the Languedoc’s largest natural site, viticulture is practiced and reasoned, producing wines of highest quality and reflecting the best that the “Appellation La Clape” has to offer. In 2015, the appellation La Clape was accredited “Grand Cru”, thus joining other prestigious, internationally renowned French appellations. VINIFICATION Vinified in concrete vats with skin maceration, double settling and matured on fine lees for 3 to 6 months with stirring every day at the end of fermentation and then once a week during maturation. TASTING NOTES The great aromatic complexity of this wine, underlined by subtle and elegant oaky notes, enables it to accompany an extraordinary range of dishes. The palate abounds in white fleshed fruit, peach, hints of spice, resin, and honey. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Food and wine pairing: sweet spice tagine, roasted turkey breast with vegetable stuffing or roasted corn on the cob with coconut and curry. Serving temperature: 12-14°C Aging potential: 4 years

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  • 3 A 095

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VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Creator of wines and emotions, Vignobles Bonfils has been passing on the soul of the land for 6 generations. Their castles of character combine vineyards and luxury hotels to make you discover their exceptional terroirs during an oenological escape on the roads of the South of France.

Family and independent since 1870, committed to environmental protection, they preserve the integrity of each of their listed natural sites. Since the end of 2019, all their estates, i.e. 1600 hectares of vines, have been labelled HVE (High Environmental Value). HVE certification attests to environmental excellence as reflected by the achievement of performance thresholds (performance obligations) in four areas, in terms of : biodiversity (presence of agro-ecological infrastructures on the farm such as hedges, grass strips, groves, etc.), phytosanitary strategy, fertiliser management, irrigation management.

It is with precision and care that the winegrowers and oenologists at Vignobles Bonfils refine their approach: plot monitoring, management of adjusted needs, environmentally friendly practices, controlled yields, optimised harvest dates and times. This is how the greatest terroirs are born, blessed with centuries of care and attention.

A single goal : to produce quality wines offering the best of their terroir ! This is how the wines of Vignobles Bonfils are rewarded each year with a hundred medals and scores from the greatest international competitions.

The 17 Estates & Castles of the Vignobles Bonfils are spread over the Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, including one in the Bordeaux region. They offer more than 250 cuvees in prestigious appellations such as : Côtes du Roussillon, Corbières, La Clape, Languedoc, Minervois, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Bordeaux Supérieur, ...

"Without Man, the terroir is only hope. "Laurent Bonfils

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