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Château Capion

A great name for a great terroir

Our estate is located on the terroirs of Aniane, well known in the region for their richness. Near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, we cultivate the 45 hectares of vines that are planted around our cellar. Our wines are classified on the AOP Terrasses du Larzac, AOP Languedoc or IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. On these particular terroirs, we grow...

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Our estate is located on the terroirs of Aniane, well known in the region for their richness. Near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, we cultivate the 45 hectares of vines that are planted around our cellar. Our wines are classified on the AOP Terrasses du Larzac, AOP Languedoc or IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. On these particular terroirs, we grow Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault or Mouvredre to make our red wines. For whites: Viognier, Roussanne, Chardonnay or Vermontino are among the grape varieties we use to blend our wines. Overall, our vines are 30 years old, and all the work on the soil and vines is done by hand: from manual trellising to discompacting the fruit area and disbudding at the heart. For us, it is a way of producing wines that best express the aromas that make up our terroir.

Our story

The history of Château Capion could be traced back to the period manuscripts that describe the construction of the building in the 16th century. It was the Keittinger family who, by buying the estate in 1873, began the restructuring and development of the estate as we know it today, and as we read in his memoirs, the Château was already associated with the houses, gardens, woods and olive trees that we know today. At that time, the vines occupied 12 hectares on the estate. Despite the natural dryness of the soil (stones), the Gassac, a small stream coming straight from the Cévennes, brought fertility around it. In the 1880s, Mr. Keittinger restored the castle and developed the estate with the construction of large cellars and outbuildings. Despite its efforts, phylloxera ravaged the French vineyards and the Domaine Capion had to graft vines imported from the United States onto the still living strains.

Other little stories

We love technology here! In 2017, a programme to redevelop the cellar was launched. The hot and cold water networks that allow to control the winemaking temperatures... and all this by computer. The result: a hyper-connected vat house for fine and complex wines.

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