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Chateau Cap de Faugeres Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
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.
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.
The estate is owned by Silvio Denz and consulted by Stephan von Neipperg. Always striving to make the best wine possible, in 2009, Silvio Denz introduced a new, high end wine to his Cotes de Castillon portfolio, Chateau Cap de Faugeres La Mouleyre.
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. Starting with the 2014 vintage, the production increased to between 850 and 1,000 cases per year.
When to Drink Chateau Cap de Faugeres, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Cap de Faugeres is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour to 90 minutes. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Cap de Faugeres offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Cap de Faugeres with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Cap de Faugeres is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Cap de Faugeres is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Cap de Faugeres is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Chateau Cap de Faugeres is a plush, lush, forward styled, modern Bordeaux wine which remains one of the top values from the Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.
Château Cap de Faugères Wine Tasting Notes
19 Vintages 53,424 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2019||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts
292 Views Tasted Jul 3, 2020
|2018||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Round, dark, juicy and loaded to the brim with ripe black cherries, licorice, espresso and plums, this is a richly styled lush textured wine. Even better, it will be great early in its life and will be fun to taste for at least a decade or more. The wine was made from blend of 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts
1,223 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Luxurious and sexy, the wine is loaded with licorice, juicy plums and dark chocolate with an expressive, round finish. This should be quite tasty on release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon – despite the estate losing 40% of the yield to frost.
1,671 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Plush, soft and approachable, this, rich, round, plummy wine is concentrated, sweet and lush with licorice, espresso and black cherry on the nose and palate. The wine was made from blend of 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
1,461 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
Deep in color, with licorice, espresso, black cherry and black raspberry on the nose, the wine is richly textured, fresh, concentrated, sweet and lush. Powerful, with a blast of sweet, juicy black and blue fruits, the sweet berries in the plushy textured, lingers. The wine was made from blend of 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
1,572 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2016||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
From a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with licorice, ripe, black cherry, vanilla and kirsch. Forward, lush, juicy and fresh, the wine leaves you with sweet, dark chocolate covered cherries and a hint of dust in the tannins.
3,386 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Luscious textures and an earthy, sweet, dark chocolate, boysenberry, plum and confiture core, the wine finishes with black cherries, cocoa and thyme that feel as rich as it tastes.
2,401 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|2015||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Sweet, lush fruits with chocolately overtones on top of the black cherry essences. Medium/full bodied, you can drink this young, or age it for a few years.
3,662 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
Lush, plush, sweet and packed with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and plums, the wine is sweet, round and easy to drink. This should be quite tasty on release.
2,479 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|2014||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Round, fat, sweet, ripe, dark, juicy fruits, licorice, espresso and wet earth all wrapped up in an open, easy to drink, open style. Not overtly complex, but there is loads of well-priced, early drinking pleasure here.
2,312 Views Tasted Jul 10, 2017
|2013||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Licorice, strawberry and plum, medium bodied, in a light style will provide nice drinking at a good price on release. 86-88 Pts
2,593 Views Tasted May 1, 2014
|2012||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
Incense, spice, earth and roasted cherries with supple, soft tannins and a lush, concentrated, cherry filled finish.
2,240 Views Tasted May 15, 2015
|2011||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
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.
1,263 Views Tasted May 8, 2016
|2011||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
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
3,215 Views Tasted Apr 20, 2012
|2010||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
This lush, rich, round, sweet, ripe, forward charmer is loaded with black licorice, chocolate covered cherries and fresh plums. Open, polished and ready for pleasure, this is a tasty treat.
1,670 Views Tasted May 8, 2016
|2010||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
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
4,881 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
|2009||Château Cap de Faugeres Mouleyre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
A top example of the quality that can be hit in the Cotes de Bordeaux today. Dark in color, with a nose of espresso, licorice, truffle, smoke, ripe black cherries and cocoa. The wine is full bodied, plush in texture and delivers a boatload of hedonistic pleasure. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
1,738 Views Tasted May 8, 2016
|2009||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
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.
4,415 Views Tasted Jan 12, 2013
|2008||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
In the secondary stage with truffle and earthy nuances. The fruit is just starting to fade, so catch it quick, before the remaining sweet, red fruit fades.
994 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
|2006||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
On the downward slope, this is starting to fade and drop its fruit. Drink up sooner than later.
3,611 Views Tasted Nov 29, 2013
|2005||Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)|
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.
6,345 Views Tasted Aug 27, 2011