Bergerie du Capucin Dame Jeanne Rouge Pic Saint Loup 2019

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Bergerie du Capucin Dame Jeanne Rouge Pic Saint Loup 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 15%, Mourvèdre 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bergerie Du Capucin

Tasting notes - A fresh and velvety wine with complex notes of blackberry, Morello cherry, and peach complemented by violet, pepper, and balsamic nuances. The velvety smooth and fleshy palate is enveloped in tight-grained tannins through to a delicate eucalyptus note on the finish.

 

Bergerie du Capucin Dame Jeanne Rouge Pic Saint Loup 2019

A fresh and velvety wine with complex notes of
blackberry, Morello cherry and poached red pear
complemented by cinnamon, pepper and balsamic
nuances, savoury and mineral on the finish.
Producer Note
This 15-hectare estate is the passion of Guilhem Viau, who produces multi-award-winning wines from vineyards situated at 658 metres’ altitude on the first spurs of the
Cevennes and Massif Central hills. The Dame Jeanne range is named after his ancestor
whom Guilhem describes as ‘an elegant, beautiful, very vivacious lady; a shepherdess
on the high plains of the Bergerie du Capucin’, while ‘Les 100 Pas du Berger’ translates
as the ‘100 Steps of the Shepherd’, which pays homage to the path she trod. The
vineyards are cultivated sustainably respecting the environment of this rugged
landscape and allowing for the full expression of the garrigue and wild herbs that
characterise this countryside.
Vintage
2019 marks a return to a more Mediterranean profile than the previous year. There was
less rain than in 2018; the rain fell mainly in autumn and winter, with a marked absence
during the summer which experienced a series of heatwaves. Managing the water
levels was a key issue in the vineyards. The vines were in excellent health at harvest and
the grapes reached good levels of maturity.
Vineyard
AOP Pic Saint Loup is the most northern appellation in the Languedoc, located north of
Montpellier, at the base of the Cevennes and Massif Central hills. The soil is chalky-clay
on marly sub-soil which imparts elegance to the wines. The climate is influenced by the
The Mediterranean Sea is 15 miles away but is also continental due to the
surrounding hills. The diurnal temperature variation can be significant, with over 25°C
difference between day and night time temperatures, promoting a long growing
season. The average annual rainfall is 1,000mm which nourishes the vines throughout the
warm, dry summer. The combination of these factors results in excellent maturation of
the fruit and well-balanced wines. The vineyards are cultivated sustainably, ploughing
takes place to ensure good aeration of the soil and since 2020, the estate is in
conversion to organic status. Harvesting takes place in the cool of the night.
Winemaking
The wine was traditionally vinified. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in vats
to preserve the purity of fruit. The temperatures were carefully controlled from around 23 to
24°C during fermentation rising to 28°C during maceration, which lasted from 15 to 18
days. Daily pumping over (remontage) took place, along with frequent pigeage or
punching down of the cap, to extract the desired levels of tannins, colour and flavour.
This cuvée was made without any influence of oak to preserve the fruity and spicy
characteristics and was aged for 12 months.
Tasting Note
A fresh and velvety wine with complex notes of blackberry and Morello cherry
complemented by violet, pepper and balsamic nuances. The velvety smooth and
fleshy palate is enveloped in tight-grained tannins finishing on a delicate eucalyptus
note.
Grape
Syrah 70%, Grenache 15%, Mourvèdre 15%
Winemaker: Gilhem Viau
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Pic Saint Loup
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%

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