37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Château Capron

Designation AOC BLAYE Côtes de Bordeaux
Vineyard Size 8 hectares (approx 20 acres)
Soil type Sand over calcareous clay soil
Vine varieties 90% merlot
10% cabernet sauvignon
Planting density 4200 pieds/ hectare
Average vine age 30 years
Vine growing conditions Natural grassing between the rows and mechanical weeding under the vines. Deleafing as well as clearing and thinning of the crop by hand. Minimum intervention cultivation for the protection of the environment
Pruning method Double Guyot
Grape harvesting Mechanically picking by machine
Sorting on automatic vibrating table
Vinification Vinification :
vinification in stainless vats 100 hl, regulated, cylindric - 5 – 8 days of cold maceration.
Slow fermentation over 15 – 20 days. Punching down, pumping over and temperature control by thermo-regulation. Malolactic fermentation in both wooden vats and barrels
Maturing in stainless vats and wooden barrels.
Ageing over 9 – 12 months