La clape massif and chateau capitoul
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Château Capitoul: Gem of La Clape
Château Capitoul is a gem which lies between the sea and the “guarrigue”. The view is breathtaking with the vineyards losing themselves in the infinity of the valley before melting into the horizon between salt lakes and blue mountains.
The vineyard of Château Capitoul goes back to the 14th century, when it was owned and run by the cathedral of Narbonne, which gave its name to the Château. Ideally located in the middle of Languedoc’s largest natural site which allows for sustainable viticulture, it produces top quality wines that reflect the best that the “Appellation La Clape” has to offer.
La Clape: An island of Great Wines
Located in the very south of France, the Clape massif was the first vineyard outside Italy, created by Julius Cesar himself in the second century BC. Formerly an island, this stony massif offers an extraordinary typology of territories, spread out on 17 km of length and 7 km of width between the Mediterranean Sea in the East and the salt lakes in the South.
In 2015, the appellation La Clape was accredited “Grand Cru” thus joining other prestigious internationally renowned French appellations.
An Extraordinary Generous Terroir
The soils of Château Capitoul are known for their excellence and variety
It's clay-gravel, limestone-marl and limestone-clay soils keep the grape intact and make for wines that are round but not fat, powerful but elegant nevertheless.
Château Capitoul Wine Cellars
Today Château Capitoul is pleased to welcome you in its cellars for a wine tasting. You will thus get to discover the vineyards, the winery of Château Capitoul, and enjoy its wines while overlooking the spectacular view from its terrace.
The 60 hectares of Château Capitoul are cultivated on plateaus. Every bunch of grape draws its aromatic richness from the exchanges with neighboring plants and their echoes of guarrigue. Producing red and white simultaneously, wines express soft, round, and strong flowery aromas along with a complex aromatic palate.
The true expression of the terroir is pushed to it paroxysm. Each plot is handcrafted in order to deliver the showcase wines of the appellation. Theses award winning wines are powerful, elegant and full of character.
Production Region: Languedoc
Appellation: La Clape AOC | La Clape from the Occitan meaning “pile of stone”
Vineyard Area: 60 hectares
Wines: Rocaille | Maëlma | Les oubliées
Grape Varieties: The art of the winemaker lies in the choice of these blends. This is what defines the essence of AOC wines.
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