The Capdemourlins have owned property and made wine in St Émilion since the 16th Century. This property is 14 hectares on the northern slopes of Saint Émilion. The soil is largely clay-limestone and sand.
Chateau Cap de Mourlin Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2005
CHATEAU CAP DE MOURLIN, ST EMILION GRAND CRU
The Capdemourlin family gave its name to a small hamlet where descendants have continued to live over the past four centuries. Château Cap de Mourlin is the
oldest of our wines estates. In 1983, Jacques Capdemourlin pieced together this vineyard, which for many years had been divided between his father and uncle. Considerable renovation work was carried out to equip the estate with the most up-to-date technology for wine-making and maturing (construction of a new vat house, creation of an air-conditioned area for malo-lactic fermentations and a barrel storehouse). With the wines of Château Cap de Mourlin, we have always endeavoured to convey the excellence of our terroir.
When created : 16th century
Area under vine : 14 hectares (35 acres)
Terroir : Limestone-clay on northern slope and siliceous-clay
Varietals : 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average vine age : 34 years old
– Parcels determined by GPS images
– All parcels of the vineyard are identified
– Respect of the environment with focus on prevention
– Reasoned vine growing
Harvest : Manual, with small perforated crates.
Tanks : 100% stainless steel, external thermo-regulation
Fermentation : Minimum 3 weeks, according to the vintage
Barrels : 50% new oak, 50% one year, malolactic fermentation in new barrels.
Aged in barrels : 15 to 18 months