Located on the slope and the foot of the slope south of the medieval village of Saint-Émilion, Château Canon-La-Gaffelière has been the property to the Counts von Neipperg since 1971. The terroir consists in clay-limestone and clay-sand soil which main asset is to capture and retaining heat. 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 Cabernet.
Thanks to the intrinsic balance between the natural parameters enhanced by a deep respect for the terroir, Château Canon La Gaffelière produces elegant wines year in and year out. Remarkably well-structured and complex, Canon-La-Gaffelière is pure and unfailingly elegant, reflecting the uncompromising way in which it is made.
Representing some eight centuries of family wine growing tradition, Count Stephan von Neipperg has succeeded in promoting Château Canon-La-Gaffelière to Premier Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Émilion thanks to a winegrowing philosophy that gives priority not only to quality, but also respect for an outstanding terroir.
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