2019 Château Capendu La Comelle
Domaines Paul Mas was founded in 1892. The current owner, Jean-Claude Mas, is without doubt the pioneer in the revival of the Languedoc as a region for quality wines. Jean-Claude characterizes his wines as 'Le Luxe Rural', rural luxury. With international grape varieties he has given Languedoc a 'new world' allure. And with his fashionable wines from local grapes, he has made the local character of the Languedoc hip again among wine lovers. Hubrecht Duijker rightly calls Jean-Claude Mas a 'wine wizard' and at Grandcruwijnen we are the only one in the Netherlands to also carry the high-end Grandcrus of Paul Mas.
Jean-Claude characterizes his wines as 'Le Luxe Rural', rural luxury. With international grape varieties he has given Languedoc a 'new world' allure. And with his fashionable wines from local grapes, he has made the local character of the Languedoc hip again among wine lovers. Located a stone's throw from Carcassonne, the vineyard and winery of Château Capendu covers an area of 87 hectares at the foot of the Alaric mountain range. It is divided into 27 ha Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Corbières and 60 ha Vin de Pays d'Oc. The Chateau belongs to Domaine Paul Mas.
The Château Capendu La Comelle comes from the Corbières appellation. The vineyards are located on the slopes of Mount Alaric. The soil consists of limestone and clay. There is a Mediterranean climate. The Grenache and sysrah vines are between 15-30 years old and the Carigan vines are between 50-100 years old!! The grapes are picked at night when it is cooler for maximum fruit expression. After the manual puck, the grapes are destemmed and each of the 3 varieties is vinified separately. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 28 degrees, followed by a skin maceration of 3 weeks, during which the wine is pumped over twice a day. The wine then matures for 6 months in oak barrels. Only after aging is the La Comelle blended by the winemaker and the wine is bottled, after which it is bottle-aged for a few months before the wine is released. In the glass the de Paul Mas La Comelle intense ruby red. In the nose, the wine is full and fruity and the fruit splashes out of the glass with red and black fruit in the nose such as cherries, blackberries and blueberries. After some rolling we also smell laurel, tobacco (unsmoked cigar), vanilla and spices. In the mouth the wine is fruity and also full of character and robust with a long finish. Like all its wines, the Château Capendu La Comelle from Domaine Pauls Mas has a great price/quality ratio.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Carignan, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Voor alledag|