Château Cap Léon Veyrin
The Château Cap Léon Veyrin has been family-owned since 1810 when the Château Cap Léon and the Veyrin estates were joined. The word ‘Cap’ originally meant ‘head’. The vineyard of Cap Veyrin actually thrones on the higher land of Listrac Médoc, and thus boasts ideal natural drainage and sun exposure.
Nathalie and Julien Meyre are the 6th generation of this Médoc family of winegrowers to manage the property. The family traditions are perpetuated with care : predominance of Merlot, fining with egg white, ageing for 12 months in barrels, hand-picking for the harvest of the youngest and oldest vines. Nathalie and Julien now bring their own new experience and dynamic to this well-known Cru Bourgeois of the Médoc.
The nose is very rich in black fruit aromas, with delicate notes of toasted bread and roasted coffee. Well-balanced and ample on the palate. The tannic structure is silky and velvety.
Gravelly marl to the north of Listrac Médoc. Surface area 15Ha.
Clay-limestone, average age of vines : 40 years.
GRAPE VARIETIES :
60 % Merlot, 35 % Cabernet Sauvignon et 5 % Petit Verdot.
Manual and mechanical harvesting, hand sorting, total de-stemming, mechanical crushing, fermentation in stainless steel vats.
In oak barrels, for 12 months (60 % new), fining with egg white.
80 000 bottles , bottled at the château by our team. Second Wine : Les Hauts de Veyrin.
Michel Rolland laboratory.
|Cap léon veyrin 2016 : Bettane et Desseauve 92/100||Nez puissant, fruits noirs confiturés, notes cacaotées et minérales, bouche savoureuse, complète, ample, bien tramée et énergique.|
|Cap léon veyrin 2016 : James Suckling Score 91-92||A tannic and structured red with blackberry and currantcharacter, a medium to full body and a savory finish. Shows the potential.|
|Cap Léon Veyrin 2015 : Coup de cœur du Magazine L’EXPRESS|