2016 Canon La Gaffelière Grand Cru - Saint Emilion
Appelation: Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Tasting note: 93 Pts. This is very intense with beautiful dried flowers and dark fruits and and lovely finish. Lovely depth too. Goes on for minutes. Medium-to-full body. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com - (Note that Parker gave the vintage 93 points as well)
Food pairing: Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
Blending: 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Franc
Harvest : By hand, into small crates to avoid bruising Sorted before and after destemming No crushing. The grapes arrive on a conveyor belt
Winemaking: In temperature-controlled wooden vats for 18-26 days depending on the vintage Extraction par pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Malolactic fermentation and barrrel ageing: In new oak barrels (80 to 100%) on the lees Fining and filtering as necessary, depending on the vintage
Duration of barrel ageing: 15-20 months
Location: Bordeaux France - Médoc
Terroir: clay-limestone, clay-sand at the foot of the slope
Area under vine: 19.5 hectares
Grape varieties: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of the vines: 45 years
Name: Château Canon La Gaffeliere 2016 Saint Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux
Area: saint emilion (see Map)
- Château Canon La Gaffelière is located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, at the southern foot of the slope.
The 19.5 hectare vineyard has a complex, outstanding terroir of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil. The topsoil is primarily sandy, increasingly so as one moves away from the slope.
The unusual proportion of grape varieties (55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) at Canon-La-Gaffelière is perfectly suited to the soil.