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Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes
Mas des Capitelles
France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Faugeres

Color is deep and intense.
Aromas of red berries (Cherry, Black Currant)
The wine is well structured with good ripe tannins.
Flavor of leather, humus with a peppery and spicy long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Faugeres
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
50% Mourvedre, 25% Carignan and 25% Syrah
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Certifications
Ecocert
Vinification
Manual harvest.
Pairings

Delicious with lamb and grilled vegetable.

Reviews and News

2017 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 87 pts - Bronze Medal - Decanter 2019

2017 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 87 pts - Bronze Medal - Decanter 2019

decanter bronze 2019

"Eucalyptus, black olive blackberry and dark fruit aromas. Intense cassis and bitter chocolate notes on the palate. Good development potential."

 

 

 

 

2017 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 15.5/20 - JR

2017 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 15.5/20 - JR

jancis robinson logo"Bright crimson. Very sweet and juicy on the nose - lots of black fruit character and a hint of gaminess. Light tannins and a slightly saline finish. A little simple but honest."
- Jancis Robinson (May 2019), 15.5/20

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2016 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 92 PTS - JD

2016 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Even better, the 2016 Faugères Vieilles Vignes checks in as 50% Mourvèdre and 25% each of Carignan and Syrah, brought up in 80% tanks and 20% French oak. Deeper colored, with a powerful bouquet of dark fruits, plums, crushed rocks, and licorice, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, loads of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s not the most elegant wine out there, but it has loads of character and is a joy to drink. Enjoy bottles over the coming 7-8 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 92 pts

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2015 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2015 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"If you like the chewy, leathery notes of old-vine carignan, you’ll appreciate this wine. Based on biodynamically farmed, 80-year-old carignan with 20 percent mourvèdre, it smells like blood sausage hitting a hot cast-iron pan, sanguine and meaty scents blending with notes of cinnamon and bay leaf. Those savory notes carry through the flavors, too, red-berry fruit providing an undercurrent of juiciness. Pleasantly rustic, it would be delicious this winter with a thick cut of meat or a wild-mushroom fricassee."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2018), 90 pts - BEST BUY, Year’s Best Languedoc-Roussillon

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2015 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WA

2015 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"A real beauty, this blend of 50% Mourvèdre and the rest equal parts Carignan and Syrah is aged in 20% French oak with the balance in tank. It comes from the schist-like soils of this estate's 60 acres of vineyard. This is a fragrant, gamy style of wine with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of new saddle leather, roasted meats, herbs and flowers. The wine has beautiful ripeness, medium to full body, and a long, lush, heady finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."
"A whopper of a Faugeres, the 2015 Faugeres Vieilles Vignes is a ripe, forward, sexy effort that offers plenty of black fruits, pepper, smoked herbs and Asian spices. Made from 50% Mourvedre, 25% Carignan and 25% Syrah, with a small part aged in barrel, it has loads of character, a supple texture and chewy tannin, all suggesting it will drink nicely for 4-5 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #230, April 28th 2017), 89 pts

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2012 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2012 Mas des Capitelles Faugeres Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa89"A real beauty, this blend of 50% Mourvèdre and the rest equal parts Carignan and Syrah is aged in 20% French oak with the balance in tank. It comes from the schist-like soils of this estate's 60 acres of vineyard. This is a fragrant, gamy style of wine with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of new saddle leather, roasted meats, herbs and flowers. The wine has beautiful ripeness, medium to full body, and a long, lush, heady finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 89 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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Producer Information: Mas des Capitelles

Mas des Capitelles is a small family-owned estate located in the village of Faugères, in the southeast of France. Founded in 1999, it is owned by Jean Laugé, whose family ...
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