Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: A blend of Premier Cru sites En Ergot, Combottes, Petite Chapelle and Clos Prieur
Orientation: Southeast
Soil: Clay/limestone
Viticulture: The vineyard is farmed using biodynamic practices and all grapes are harvested by hand, sorted once in the vineyard and again at the winery. Up to 10% of the crop may be rejected.
Vinification: Vinification with traditional methods, open vat fermentation using native yeasts, 30% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulpher.
Aging: The wine is aged in French barriques of which 30-75% is new depending on vintage.
Production: 250 cases
Notes: Only made in top vintage, Jean-Louis' Capita has the structure of a Gevrey combined with haunting elegance. Very approachable in its youth.
Publication: Burghound
Rating: 91-93
Publication: Vinous
Rating: (92-94)
(a blend of premier crus; vinified entirely with whole clusters): Bright medium red. Captivating aromas and flavors of red berries and dried flowers accented by spices and white pepper. Juicy, intense and penetrating, with terrific acidity giving clarity and cut to the middle palate. Finishes with a firm spine of dusty tannins, terrific reserve and lovely lingering perfume. A standout here in 2015.