This wine displays a shimmering garnet color. Its nose is redolent in aromas of cherry, stone and black fruits, predominantly blueberry, with hints of kirsch and peppery notes, all of which carry through to the taste. Full-bodied, rich and heady, the wine has a solid tannic backbone signifying good aging potential.
Southeast hillside exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening before they are harvested. Harvesting of this wine is done manually, in whole bunches and the grapes are de-stemmed. Maceration lasts between 10 to 12 days and fermentation is conducted at temperatures around 86° Fahrenheit. A small portion of the wine is aged for 8 months in new French oak, with the rest in stainless steel. Château des Capitans is owned by the Duboeuf family.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.4 g/l
ACIDITY: 6.10 g/l