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Cap de Faugeres, Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is owned by Silvio Denz and consulted by Stephan von Neipperg. The 20 hectare vineyard of Chateau Cap de Faugers is planted to 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. the vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are 30 years of, but some vines are older, at close to 50 years of age. The terroir is limestone and clay soils.

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To produce the wine of Chateau Cap de Faugeres, it requires a lot of labor intensive efforts. The grapes go through a five day cold soak before being placed into 30, stainless steel tanks.  Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. The wine is aged in mostly, one year old, French oak barrels for 12 months. On average, production is close to 10,000 cases per vintage of Chateau Cap de Faugeres.

In 2009, Silvio Denz introduced a new, high end wine to his Cotes de Castillon portfolio, Chateau Cap de Faugeres La Mouleyre is produced from the best parcels of old vines that are close to 50 years of age. The wine is vinified in traditional oak vats and aged in 100%, new, French oak for 12 months. La Mouleyre is made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. For the first 3 vintages, production was quite limited, with between 200 and 250 cases produced each year. That is expected to change by the 2013 vintage, when the production is expected to increased to between 850 and 1,000 cases.

Chateau Cap de Faugeres is a plush, lush, forward styled, modern Bordeaux wine which remains one of the top values from the Cotes de Castillon appellation.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. Licorice, strawberry and plum, medium bodied, in a light style will provide nice drinking at a good price on release. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2011 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. Blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers jammy chocolate cherry liqueur aromas with a medium-bodied, red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château La Mouleyre

    1. Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, produced from low yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, this wine from Silvo Denz comes from a single 1-hectare parcel of 40 year old vines planted on clay and limestone. Plummy scents, supple textures and a fresh, plush black cherry finish are found in this wine. 88-89 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. 2010 Cap de Faugeres From a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon, (which is how the vineyard is planted,) came in at 14.5% alcohol. This medium/full bodied wine offers abundant fresh, sweet black cherry and chocolate notes in a lush crowd pleasing style that will drink well on release for a fair price. As 10,000 cases are produced, this will also be easy to find. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. Licorice, coffee bean, boysenberry jam and chocolate scents pop from the glass. Sweet, round, lush and forward, the crowd pleasing wine is already open, fun to drink and fairly priced at $20 or less.

      90 points - Tasted
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  6. 2006 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. On the downward slope, this is starting to fade and drop its fruit. Drink up sooner than later.

      85 points - Tasted
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  7. 2005 Château Cap de Faugères

    1. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this ripe, rich, opulently textured wine is stuffed with licorice, coffee bean and chocolate covered black cherries with a touch of jam. For a wine that offers change for a $20 bill, there is a lot to like. This is drinking about as good as it's going to get, so there is not much upside to be gained with further cellaring.

      90 points - Tasted
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