CHÂTEAU CLOS LA GAFFELIERE 2016
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Grape | 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 12 months in barrels
Tasting Notes | Well rounded, subtle wine. The nose has nice plums, black cherries and spice. On the palate, this has nice plums, some cherries with an earthiness underneath
Pairing | The pan-fried Bordeaux porcini mushrooms with duck
Drinking | 2022-2028
Critic Notes / Awards | 15/20 Vinum Wine Magazine, 90/100 CellarTracker
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Château La Gaffelière, previously Château Gaffelière-Naudes, is a Bordeaux wine from the Saint-Émilion appellation, ranked among the Premiers grands crus classés B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located west of Château Pavie, just south of the town of Saint-Émilion, within the commune of the same name. The château produces a second wine named Clos La Gaffelière.
Founded on the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa named "Le Palat", and later a 17th-century leper colony, the estate was sharecropping land that came to the ownership of the Comte de Malet-Roquefort. The word "gaffet" translates to leper. Near the end of the 19th century, the original extensive estate was divided into what became Château Canon-la-Gaffelière, and the area then called Puygenestous-Naudes, renamed Château Gaffelière-Naudes. The name was simplified after 1963. After three centuries, it still belongs to the Malet-Roquefort family.
Soils: Limestone clay soils
Farming: Harvest by hand
Vines: On average 35 years of age