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2007 Mas des Capitelles Assortment N1 Faugères, Languedoc


Rating: 95/100 factors

The ‘Assortment’ Cuvée by Languedoc vineyard Mas des Capitelles is the top of the producer’s winemaking know-how, aimed toward being absolutely the expression of their finest terroir. In their very own phrases: “Exception par excellence, the “Assortment” classic is a mirrored image of our data and expertise ruled by excessive requirements, endurance and rarity.

This 2007 classic numbered as “No. 1” —the cuvée’s first-ever classic ,the second classic being the Assortment N2 in 2011— is a mix of 80% Mourvèdre with 20% Carignan and Syrah.

The Lauge household operating Mas des Capitelles Property

Grapes had been all hand-harvested. Whereas the Mourvèdre and Syrah had been fermented utilizing the normal winemaking method, the Carignan was made utilizing the carbonic maceration course of (just like Beaujolais Nouveau wine), with prolonged maceration lasting for over 30 days.

The wines had been then aged in French oak barrels for 24 months after which matured in tanks for one more 12 months.

Unfiltered and with a minimal use of sulfites (SO2), that is an natural wine from Mas des Capitelles’ biodynamically-cultivated vineyards.

Total Tasting Impressions

A fascinating, stunningly complicated, and layered a tasting expertise this N1 cuvée offers.

The producer, Mas des Capitelles, claims that that is the best-possible expression of their Faugères terroir and vines, their final go at producing a genuine-to-its-land world-class Languedoc wine. They’ve actually achieved their purpose, developing with a wine that’s bursting with solar and comforting wealthy fruity flavors, a dry and savory really feel, coated in a velvety smoothness.

Essentially the most spectacular elements are the depth of flavors, the layered and highly effective size, and the fruity/savory basic really feel… They strikingly kind a coherent entire right here.

Full Tasting Notes

This Languedoc crimson wine is available in a reasonably darkish and mysterious crimson shade certainly, almost black to the core, that includes an intense darkish crimson with each orange and purple hues to the rim. It’s wanting mature in a means, with hints of orange hues, but in addition on the identical time youthful for a 10-year-old wine, displaying vibrant purple hues too.

The nostril provides a clue to what we’re with right here. It’s highly effective and fairly pungent, but deep and mysterious as nicely.

Pungent notes of crimson berry fruits dominate the fragrant profile, particularly blackcurrant, and excellent function of the fragrant profile, so pure and energetic.

Notes that every one these descriptions are made on a wine that’s been aerated by way of decanting for about an hour previous to tasting. The wine merely wanted it, feeling tight and introvert earlier than.

As soon as opened up although, the recent crimson berry flavors and cooked apple fruity notes, are complemented and deepened by a myriad of candy spices, however much more importantly, a way of earthiness and forest flooring, though the general odor all the time stays energetic and fruity. We’re right here with a recent wine that’s 100% alive regardless of it’s comparatively superior age for a Languedoc crimson. These are the signal given by the nostril at the least…

Put the wine in your mouth, and should you had any doubt in regards to the freshness and pungency of the wine, it makes on the palate an enormous assertion.

The Mourvèdre-dominant crimson explodes actually in bursting blackcurrant and strawberry jam flavors, augmented by white and black pepper, some nutmeg and different spices too.

Highly effective caramel, espresso and toffee notes seize your senses authoritatively, considerably just like the darkest of goodies let’s your style buds know: “what did you anticipate, we’re into severe enterprise of yumminess right here!

Tannins are smooth, slightly granulous, on the velvet facet greater than the silky one, permitting them to supply on the identical time a sensation of easy AND character, with a barely grippy really feel to the end.

This can be a dry wine, with a energetic acidity underlining the crimson berry flavors nicely, however so balanced by wealthy fruity flavors, an oily texture and a sun-ripen fruit warming sensation the entire feels beneficiant, candy/bitter, dry and ashy from such concentrated spices, but total fruity and wealthy.

Lengthy-lasting and layered the tasting expertise actually is…

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

Mas des Capitelles Assortment N1 Label Photos

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