Vignobles Capdemourlin is a French wine company located in Saint-Émilion, with a family winegrowing history dating back 400 years in the region. In the late 1970s, Jacques Cap de Mourlin united the family’s vineyards to create the Capdemourlin Wine Estates. It includes, among others, three Grand Cru Classé estates from Saint-Émilion’s 1955 Classification: Château Balestard La Tonnelle, Château Cap de Mourlin and Château Petit Faurie de Soutard. The company’s oldest wine estate, Château Cap de Mourlin, is named after the family itself. The Grand Cru Classé estate, created in the 16th century, spans 14 hectares (35 acres) on the northern slope of Saint-Émilion. The site is composed of clay-limestone, sand, and siliceous clay, and is planted to vines averaging 34 years old. The vineyard consists of 65 percent Merlot, 25 percent Cabernet Franc and 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Around 70,000 bottles are produced annually. Château Balestard La Tonnelle, another of Vignobles Capdemourlin’s Grand Cru Classé estates, has a history dating back to the 15th century and covers close to 11ha (27 acres). The site is located on top of a clay-limestone slope and is planted to 70 percent Merlot, 25 percent Cabernet Franc, and five percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with vines averaging 33 years old. Around 55,000 bottles are produced annually. Château Petit Faurie de Soutard includes 8ha (20 acres) under vine, planted to 65 percent Merlot, 30 percent Cabernet Franc, and five percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The Grand Cru Classé château was established in 1850 on the highest point of Saint-Émilion’s northern plateau and includes soils composed of limestone-clay and sand. Some 42,000 bottles are produced each year. Grapes for each Grand Cru Classé blend are hand-harvested, fermented in stainless steel, and aged in French oak barrels, 50 percent new, for 15 to 18 months. Michel Rolland is a consulting winemaker at the estate. Last updated 07-Nov-2016 Read more