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Bergerie du Capucin, Larmanela rouge, Pic St Loup 2018 (1x75cl)

Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Grape Variety: Syrah
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%
Availability:50+ for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: FRLR0478B18S
£25.95

Awarded a Platinum medal and 97 points at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details and review).

For other 2021 DWWA winners, click here.

Awarded 16.5 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currin MW - in October 2021 (see blue link below).

Bergerie du Capucin, Larmanela rouge, Pic St Loup 2018 - jancisrobinson.com October 2021 review

Also awarded 17 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currin MW - in May 2021 (see blue link below).

Bergerie du Capucin, Larmanela rouge, Pic St Loup 2018 - jancisrobinson.com May 2021 review

Here's our video tasting of it and here's a video tasting from Andreas Larsson, one of the world's top sommeliers (in English, French subtitles!).

We've also penned a longer article on this wine (which, of course, may have brought you here in the first place).

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The 2017 vintage was awarded a Gold medal and 96 points at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details and review).

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The 2016 vintage was awarded both Platinum and Best in Show medals and 97 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

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See here for awards for this wine and also for others from La Bergerie du Capucin (click link for details).

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La Bergerie du Capucin (LBdC) extends over more than 15 hectares on Pic Saint Loup land in the communes of Lauret and Valflaunès. For LBdC, wine is a family affair, its beauty and bouquet reflecting the values transmitted from generation to generation. The original Bergerie stands only a few km from the vineyard and modern winery. Jeanne, a beautiful shepherdess on the high plains of the Bergerie du Capucin - inspire their first wine, reminding  of the delicate, round characteristics of our family wines and the hill paths she trod each day.

At up to 650 metres in altitude and ~30 kilometres from the Mediterranean - on the first spurs of the Cevennes and Massif Central - the Pic Saint Loup appellation abounds with the perfume and purity of the most northern (and among the most elevated) of the Languedoc appellations; holm oaks, garrigue scrubland, pines, thyme, laurel and rosemary. Fruit springs to life from the heart of varied soils, chalky-clay on marly sub-soils, and forge their character over contrasting seasons. In winter, the soil receives enough water to balance out the moderately dry summer and the huge - but crucial - swings in temperature between day and night. The exacting and contrasting Pic Saint Loup land, its soil types and climate, are all reflected in the traits of the wines of Pic St-Loup.

See this excellent article by Andrew Jefford - from Decanter (www.decanter.com) in October 2017 - for far more detail on both Bergerie du Capucin and the Pic St Loup appellation.

See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the team at Bergerie du Capucin

Bergerie du Capucin Larmanela rouge, Pic St Loup - fiche technique

Additional note from discussion with winemaker: those barrels are 100% French eco-responsible oak: one-third new, one-third single-use and one-third double-use. The Larmanela draws from BdC's oldest and finest Syrah vines.

99% Syrah, 1% Grenache.

For our tasting note, we hand over to the DWWA21 judges:

"Lush, inviting black/red. The aroma instantly captures a generous sweet oak vehicle for vibrant, plush red fruit and soft fine-grained, velvety tannins. African spices, light toasted bread, dark fruit, and well integrated oak with a long finish. Some class here!".