Château La Gaffelière, owned by Léo de Malet Roquefort, is a 38-hectare wine estate (of which 22 hectares are dedicated to the Premier Vin), located between the Ausone and Pavie hills in the commune of Saint-Emilion, in the Gironde. In AOC Saint-Emilion, it is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the latest classification of Saint-Emilion wines in 2012.
What are the specificities of Château La Gaffelière?
Chateau La Gaffelière has a strong reputation thanks to its ancestral reputation. The estate has been in Saint-Emilion for four centuries and has never changed hands. The current owner, the Malet Roquefort family, is recognized as the oldest family in Saint-Emilion.
The Château produces an average of 100 000 bottles per year.
The vines, with an average age of 35 years, produce a wine that is one of the great classics of the appellation. A blended wine made from two grape varieties:
Since 2000, the grapes are harvested in crates, a practice that respects the grapes. Fermentation is carried out in thermo-regulated intox vats. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 14 to 20 months. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 14 to 20 months. The wine is in line with its counterparts in the appellation and in the Bordeaux vineyards, since recent vintages.
The Malet Roquefort family defends its ecological values by respecting the environment through sustainable agriculture. The family uses only organic treatment products and works the vines according to traditional methods in order to reduce the ecological footprint of the estate as much as possible.
Château La Gaffelière is a perfectly balanced wine of exemplary finesse. The estate promises a fruity wine with an elegant woody taste. Its color, although varying according to the vintage, always remains very intense and rather dark. Recognized for its length in the mouth, it is a surprising wine that perfectly combines power, elegance and finesse.
The Château also produces a second wine "Clos La Gaffelière" mainly from the youngest vines. A young wine of Saint-Emilion appellation having a potential of guarding from 5 to 7 years.
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Best vintages of La Gaffelière
According to the notes of the greatest tasters, here are the best years of the Château :
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