Chateau Cap de Mourlin 1999 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
The Capdemourlin family owns vineyards in Saint Emilion since 1647. It is in the late 70s that Jacques Capdemourlin includes all 60 hectares of vines in the family unit Capdemourlin Vineyards. It has, among others, 3 Grands Crus of Saint Emilion, the Château La Tonnelle Balestard, and the oldest, Château Cap Mourlin which dates from the sixteenth century and where the family lives for over 400 years. The vineyard, which was reconstructed in 1983, extends over 14 hectares of land clay-limestone and siliceous amid hardpan. Located on the slopes of the North Shore of St. Emilion towards Mountain, it is operated by fragmented lots, in growing, with processes respecting the environment. The vines aged 34 years on average, a vines split between 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. They are harvested in small perforated crates.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||St-Emilion Grand Cru|
|Grapes||65 % merlot, 25 % cabernet franc, 10 % cabernet sauvignon|
|When to drink||NA|
A good quality vintage. Harsh weather conditions and rainy harvest have helped to produce very different wines depending on the properties. Castles having conducted a rapid harvest (400 people Lafite Rothschild) produced supple wines, elegant and deliciously scented. Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Medoc and Graves red among the best successes. Sweet wines are elegant, fruity and good guard.