Château Canon la Gaffelière
Château Canon La Gaffelière is a Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the Saint-Emilion classification, located at the foot of the hillside south of the village. Records show that the estate was founded in the 17th century, and was marketed under different names until its current name.
The vineyard extends over 19.5 hectares located on south-facing slopes, on a typical right bank terroir composed of clay-limestone and sandy-clay soils with a siliceous character that retain heat. A particularly beneficial characteristic for the vines.
The property is now certified in Organic Agriculture since 2014.
The average age of the vines is 40 years, the grape varieties are: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
All the grapes are harvested manually, and the wine is aged in 80% new barrels for 15 to 18 months.
The annual production is about 80 000 bottles.
Figuring among the unavoidable references of the Saint-Emilion vineyard, Château Canon la Gaffelière embodies the excellence of the great wines of Rive droite of Bordeaux. Located at the foot of the hillside south of the village of Saint-Emilion, it is a vineyard whose existence is documented as early as the 17th century. But its modern history is inseparable from the family of the Counts Von Neipperg, belonging to the German nobility, who acquired it in 1971. This family has always had an unfailing link with viticulture and today, Stephan Von Neipperg works to maintain this vineyard and its exceptional terroir at the top of the range, with passion and respect for the environment. Indeed, the property has been certified in Organic Agriculture since 2014.
The Château Canon la Gaffelière was named Grand Cru Classé when the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955. It was not until the 2012 edition that it would accede to the title of Premier Grand Cru Classé, confirming the greatness of its wines.
The Château Canon la Gaffelière watches over a 19.5 hectare vineyard planted on clayey-limestone and sandy-clay soils at the foot of the hillside. The grape varieties are 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 50 to 80% of which are new.
The property produces a Second wine, Hauts de Canon La Gaffelière.
The Château Canon la Gaffelière delivers wines of great finesse, elegance, structure, and complexity, which leave an indelible impression on anyone who appreciates them.