History and Geography
Built at the end of the XIXth century, Château Capitoul nestles in the heart of the Clape hills, between Narbonne and Gruissan. Calmly posed in a setting of maritime pines, the chateau offers a magnificent panorama of the surrounding landscape of vines and salt lakes, with the Pyrenean mountain range as a backdrop.
Thanks to an exceptional ‘terroir’ and a rigorous approach the property has become one of the flagships of the appellation with its powerful but elegant wines of personality. More recently the chateau has also engaged in wine tourism, with a superb cellar door boutique, reception rooms and accommodation for up to ten people. It has belonged to Vignobles Bonfils since spring 2011.
The Vineyard and its Terroir
The 64 hectares of this single block vineyard flourish on the Clape hillsides, a terroir of great geological diversity formed by generations of wine growers for over 2000 years. With soils of limestone clay, riparian limestone and silica clay conglomerates this mosaic of terroirs and microclimates allows each grape variety to express its maximum potential.
AOC Languedoc – La Clape
IGP Pays d’Oc