THE WORLDS MOST DYNAMIC WINE REGION
Wine making in the Languedoc dates back to Roman times and today’s dynamic generation of winemakers produce exciting, elegant and superbly crafted wines which hold their own against the best of France, Europe and the New World.
AOC LA CLAPE GRAND CRU DU LANGUEDOC
Initially planted by the Phoenicians around 600BC, wines from La Clape were highly sought after across the Roman Empire.
The first Languedoc appellation to be granted Grand Cru status, today the massif is recognized internationally as a superior terroir producing world class wines.
Winemakers since 1870, Vignobles Bonfils is a family group where life-long passion and commitment has resulted in a portfolio that now runs to 23 award winning estates – principally in the Languedoc but also with Châteaux in Bordeaux and Spain.
Representing almost 10% of the production of the Grand Cru, Château Capitoul has for centuries been an icon of La Clape.
We acquired the estate in 2011. Since that date the estate has undergone a major investment program in both vines and vineyards, producing a superb range of elegant, award winning wines and positioning Capitoul for the 21st century world of wine.
Conceived from the ancestral cépages of La Clape – Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre for the Reds, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache for the whites.
Hand harvested, vinified in small batches in inert vats, barrel aged in French oak : wines highly expressive of this exceptional terroir: elegant, subtle and powerful.
Each owner will benefit from an annual allocation from the yield – estimated at around 10 cases per property.
IN VINO VERITAS | IN WINE TRUTH
As a founding owner, discover the rhythm of the vines as you participate in all aspects of the winemaking process. From harvest to blending and bottling, a journey of practical discovery that will reward a lifetimes study.
Château Capitoul is a perfect base to discover the diversity, experimentation and sheer verve of the Languedoc – the world’s most exciting wine region. There are literally hundreds of wineries within easy range.