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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

 

 

 

MATCHING RECIPE

Confit duck, lentils & garlic chard
Pan Roasted Duck with Pickled Porcini Mushrooms