Bergerie du Capucin Les 100 Pas du Berger Rouge Languedoc 2020

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Bergerie du Capucin Les 100 Pas du Berger Rouge Languedoc 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bergerie Du Capucin

Tasting notes - A charming and approachable blend of Grenache and Syrah, offering brambly fruit aromas complemented by a delicate hint of spice. Smooth and rounded with great purity of fruit and a fresh, moreish finish.

Bergerie du Capucin Les 100 Pas du Berger Rouge Languedoc 2020

A refreshing and expressive blend from the South of
France, with floral notes and ripe apricot enveloped in a
creamy texture and an uplifting citrus finish.
Producer Note
This 15-hectare estate is the passion of Guilhem Viau, who produces multi awardwinning 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 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.
2020 will be remembered for its changeable climate. The wet winter generously
replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur early. The warm, wet
spring was record breaking for high temperatures and rainfall, which in turn stimulated
intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically
Mediterranean summer, was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the
fruit was harvested under good conditions.
The vineyards are situated in Lauret and Valflaunés, to the north of Montpellier in the
foothills of the Cevennes Mountains and the Massif Central. The combination of the
chalky-clay topsoils with a marly sub-soil offers excellent drainage and produce elegant
wines. The distinct climate is a fusion of a Mediterranean climate, due to proximity of
the sea just over 15 miles away, and a continental climate of the semi-mountainous
location. The area experiences very high diurnal temperature differences, from 39°C
during the day, to less than 15°C at night; and high rainfall, which can reach 1,000mm
annually. This microclimate, allows a slow, gradual maturation of the grapes, which
imparts complexity and natural acidity to the fruit, and results in beautifully balanced
wines. The vines have an average age of 20 years and are sustainably cultivated; the
vineyard is currently in conversion to organic status. The grapes are harvested during
the night to preserve the quality.
The grapes were gently pressed and transferred to stainless steel tanks at cool
temperatures to clarify the juice. Each variety was vinified separately and later
blended. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at 16 to 17°C in stainless steel
tanks to retain the fruitiness of the blend. Vinified without oak, maturation took place in
tank on the fine lees with bâtonnage to impart texture.
Tasting Note
A refreshing and expressive blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, offering aromas of wild
flowers and ripe apricot through to a charming palate, with a creamy texture and an
uplifting citrus finish.
Chardonnay 60%, Viognier 40%
Winemaker: Gilhem Viau
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Saint-Guilhem-leDésert
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%

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