Chateau Capion SARL

Chemin de Capion, 34150 Aniane
France

Hall map

ProWein 2019 hall map (Hall 11): stand F102

Fairground map

ProWein 2019 fairground map: Hall 11

Contact

Howard Laughton

Phone
07963290425

Email
howard@chateaucapion.com

Import-/Exportguide

Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.10  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.43  Russian Federation

Russian Federation

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.45  Switzerland

Switzerland

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Wines from Europe
  • 01.01.05  Wines from France
  • 01.01.05.10  Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Our products

Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Chateau Capion Terrasses du Larzac AOP Red 2016

"The inky-hued 2016 Terrasses du Larzac is intensely concentrated and rich, with supple but plentiful tannins on the full-bodied palate. Violets and purple raspberries pick up herbal notions of garrigue on the long, silky finish". Wine Advocate

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Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Chateau Capion Terrasses du Larzac AOP Red 2016

"The inky-hued 2016 Terrasses du Larzac is intensely concentrated and rich, with supple but plentiful tannins on the full-bodied palate. Violets and purple raspberries pick up herbal notions of garrigue on the long, silky finish". Wine Advocate

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Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Chateau Capion Le Songe d'Eocene Terrasses du Larzac AOP Red 2016

"Incredibly intense and dark in the glass.This is glass and tooth-staining stuff, rich and velvety on the full-bodied palate, packed and stacked with plummy fruit and a hint of chocolate yet turning silky and elegant on the long finish."Wine Advocate

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About us

Company details

HISTORY

Old manuscripts mention the château’s original construction in the 16th century, but most of the records we have today date back to 1873, when the Domaine de Capion (or CAPIOU for those speakers of Occitan) was acquired by the Keittinger family.

Already at this time, Mr Keittinger’s newly purchased estate consisted of (apart from the château) houses and gardens, ploughed land, vineyards, olive groves, woods and pasture that stretched over sixty hectares. The vines accounted for twelve of these. The land was, and still is, irrigated by a steady-flowing stream, the Gassac – though it can become more of a torrent, descending as it does from the Cévennes to bring a little fertility to the impoverished stony soil.

In the 1880s, work began in earnest on restoring the château to its former glory; and, at the same time, Mr Keittinger added to the property by constructing large cellars and outbuildings.

It was fortunate that he had plenty of money to burn. When Phylloxera hit France in 1863, sending wine prices rocketing and later decimating the Capion vineyard like so many others, Mr Keittinger still had enough in the bank to buy and import American vine stocks. He grafted them onto the few remaining French ones that had survived the natural catastrophe, and was able to look to the future again.

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