Canon La Gaffelière 2011 Grand Cru Saint Emilion

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  • 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 2011 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.

Category: Bordeaux, Red, Saint Emilion

Type: Wine

Vendor: zWineClub


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