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Canon la Gaffeliere 2012

Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere

5 years

Exotic notes of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, cassis, espresso roast and chocolate soar from the glass of this sensual, impressively well-endowed 2012. Full-bodied with silky tannin and well-integrated wood, this beauty is a tribute to the impeccable viticulture and fermentation techniques of Neipperg and his head consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt. This wine will be drinkable upon release and should evolve for 15 years. From brilliant proprietor Stephan von Neipperg, this nearly 50-acre vineyard on the foothills of the limestone plateau of St.-Emilion enjoyed low yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend consisted of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The natural alcohol is 13.5%, about average on the Right Bank in this vintage.

93 Robert Parker score

€ 620
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere

Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere is a highly rated winery situated in the the Saint Emilion appellation, on the right Bank of Bordeaux, France. The fine wine Canon la Gaffeliere is ranked Premier Grand Cru Classe by the Classification of Saint Emilion Wine, and the chateau also produces a second wine labeled Cote Mignon la Gaffeliere. Furthermore, this wine estate is also associated with the production of the fine wine La Mondotte.

 

The main consultant of Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere is the self-taught oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt, responsible for the high quality wine originating from this 19.5 hectare estate. The name descends from the Roman times, coming from the word “gaffets” meaning “lepers”, as there used to be a leprosarium based in the area in the 14th century.

 

The grape selection is comprised of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. In total, around 7,500 cases of wine are produced each year, including the first and second wine.

7,000 - 8,000 cases

Annual production

Premier Grand Cru Classe

Classification

Saint Emilion/Right Bank

Location/Region

19.5 hectares

Vineyard

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