The vines are planted on clay and limestone hills at 140 metres altitude, with sandy pebbles and draining rock of fossilised coral.This rosé wine has an almost perfect balance of mediterranean freshness, acidity and subtle fruit flavours. Close your eyes and you could be there.
62% Mourvèdre 38% Syrah
AOC St Chinian
Domaine La Fourmone Gigondas Fauquet 2012 Magnum bottle, is a very pure and elegant wine, combining fruity aromatic richness with beautiful structure. Dark fruit, raspberry and pomegranate aromas. In the mouth it is supple and round with a long finish. Flavours of cooked black fruits, clove like spice and pink pepper make it a completely divine wine, with great structure due to the smooth subtle tannins.
Grenache, syrah, mourvedre
The name comes from Anthocyanins, natural pigments that range from red, purple and blue on black grapes. During vinification of red wine, grape maceration allows gentle extraction of these pigments that give the wine lustre (they are a good anti-ageing antioxidant too apparently)! Mas Des Caprices Anthocyane 2011 is made mainly from Mourvédre, and blended with carignan and grenache. This wine is a beautiful dark purple colour, with a bouquet of black fruits (black cherry, damson), and pepper. Don't underestimate this wine, it has been aged beautifully (16 months in oak barrels), and has some punch, with lush dark fruit and spicy, peppery flavours. Best drank with food, something like a hearty meat stew, duck or a good steak. Big, bold and beautiful.
45% mourvedre, 30% carignan, 25% grenache
Mas Des Caprices Oufti 2012, (an anagram of Fitou), is a blend of mainly Mourvédre with Carignan and Grenache. A gorgeous dark purple in colour, which on the nose has a tough warm scent with aromas of ripe cherries and soft sweet dark fruits. On the palate there are deep rich notes of black ripe fruits, (black cherry, damson), it is peppery and slightly spicy, all rounded off with a hint of oak. The tannins are very soft and well balanced. All in all a tremendous wine which can be drank as an aperitif, or would marry well with any beef dish.
50% mourvedre, 25% carignan, 25% grenache
Mas Des Caprices Ozé Rosé 2014, we think, is pretty special. If you like a dry, crisp, refreshing rosé then this is definitely the one for you. Biodynamic (like the rest of the wines from this chateau), zingy fresh absolute loveliness in a bottle. Zesty citrus fruits like pomelo and even the colour of it makes your mouth water. This rosé is perfect for drinking anytime the sun is out (or just pretend), and is excellent to have with fish, salads and all seafood.
65% grenache, 35% mourvedre
Mas Des Caprices R.A.S 2014. The lightest red wine from the brilliant Biodynamic vineyard Mas Des Caprices. Mirielle and Pierre Mann really have a great craft, their R.A.S (Rouge A Siroter) is IGP (Vin de Pays de L’Aude), made from young vines of Carignan, Grenache and Mourvèdre, vinification “millefeuille” by short maceration of 10 days and aged in concrete tanks. It is a nice and light fruity wine, perfect as an aperitif or with charcuterie, and grilled meats.
Grenache, Carignan, mourvedre
VDP de L'Aude
Mas Des Caprices Retour Aux Sources 2013 is a beautiful natural wine. A blend of Carignan, syrah and grenache noir, with a gorgeous garnet colour, and an intense nose of fresh ripe dark fruits (black cherries), and peppery earthy tones. A very pleasant structure on the palate, very soft and fruity, with black cherry and blackberries, mildly spicy with fine sweet tannins. A beautiful lingering finish. Absolutely delicious and popular with some of our London restaurant customers! Great as an aperitif, or with grilled or barbecued red meats and goes well with medium spicy food.
50% carignan, 30% grenache, 20% mourvedre