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Château Canon La Gaffelière
Located on the pied de côte (foot of the slope) south of the medieval village of Saint-Émilion, Château Canon La Gaffelière's terroir consists of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil that is very permeable and particularly efficient at retaining heat. Certified organic, the wines are classy, remarkably well-structured, complex, pure, and always elegant. A bright, mineral-driven style, with the chalky aspect leading to a racy stream of red currant, raspberry and cherry coulis flavors

Winemaker Notes

Stephan von Neipperg

Château Canon La Gaffelière

by Stephan von Neipperg
The choice of grape varieties is rather atypical for the appellation in light of the soil: almost a perfect 50/50 divide between Merlot and Cabernets. The Cabernets ripen early and remarkably well on Canon La Gaffelière's warm soil, adding power and aromatic complexity to Merlot's opulence to create wines of natural elegance and finesse. Non-interventionist winemaking is practised in such a way as to make the most of a given vintage character