Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital"

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France  Beaujolais 

This is Vincent's flagship wine - and it is serious Gamay.

Features Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Gamay
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital" 2011 75cl cl
Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital" 2013 75cl cl
Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital" 2009 75cl cl
Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital" 2015 75cl cl

2009: A deep ruby color, nose of candied black fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants), mineral notes, mouth-filling with supple tannins, persistent fruity attack and a long mineral finish. A harmonious wine with ageing potential of 15 years. This vintage will be hard to beat.

2011: It is very easy to get quite snobbish with wine and to give all the attention to the best that you can find. Whilst there is some logic to this, it does mean that you can miss out on some delightful wines that do not meet the top-quality criterion. This is a lovely, fruity wine with plenty of body. Well worth the effort of pulling the cork!

2013: Given that 2009 was the exceptional year for Beaujolais and far from typical, it is really nice to taste a very good typical Beaujolais Villages from a different year. The nose is gorgeous and similar to the 2009 but lighter. In the mouth it is the same. Still lovely but lighter and more of the expected consistency of Beaujolais.

Beaujolais is a good case in point. The whole region has its wines classed in just a way to make the best so exalted that the lesser wines are sometimes brushed aside.

I love all the wines from Beaujolais and it is always a pleasure to taste those that are from the lower end of the quality spectrum, especially because they are still very good wines.

“Le Chapital” is an excellent Beaujolais-Villages. It is clear, clean and beautiful to look at. The nose is full of spicy red cherries and those aromas are found in the taste also, with the cherry flavours being heightened on the palate. It has a nice, fresh and fruity finish. This is a lovely food-friendly wine and deserves to be enjoyed and not overlooked.

Flo says of the 2013 (September 2018): In my opinion, this wine could go toe to toe with some of the Beaujolais crus. The nose is delightful with notes of spun sugar and rosewood. On the palate, this is a delightfully fruity Gamay with a well-rounded body. Would highly recommend!

Flo says of the 2009 (September 2018): Tasted next to the 2013 boy can you see the difference in the weather between years. The 2009 is just outstanding with notes of blackcurrant stems and a delightful almost sweet red fruit. 2009 was a magnificent year and it still shines.

Flo says of the 2011 (October 2018): This wine is just delightful, although there are some indications of age this is just so vibrant and fresh. A pleasurable Beaujolais with notes of candied red fruits, supple tannins and a mineral finish. This wine fills the palette with punchy yet refined blackberry, a beautiful wine. 

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Vincent Lacondemine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Malolactic
Vintage 2009

WARNING! This is not like any Beaujolais Villages you will have tasted! Or will ever taste again (2009 exceptional vintage and Vincent has retired passing the baton to his nephew Jérôme who made the 2019 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau we have). Its quite remarkable and complex! It’s a great example of how Gamay can “PINOTER” become like Pinot Noir with age. It’s a riot of tertiary complexity, forest floor, meaty, leather, earth, fig and prune and evolves a layer of dried black fruits on the final finish. Stunning!

Product Code 3313006
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 3 Oct 2018
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 4 at Alpine Wines HQ
49 at London Warehouse
Product Code 3314020
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 19 Sep 2018
Keep Until 2023+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 3 at Alpine Wines HQ
40 at London Warehouse
Product Code 3332152
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
Last Tasted 16 Jun 2020
Keep Until 2020
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 5 at Alpine Wines HQ
41 at London Warehouse
Product Code 3317019
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 16 Oct 2017
Keep Until 2025
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 48 at London Warehouse
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