Red Wine France
Chateau La Gaffeliere from Saint-Emilion
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This wine is a showstopper! Chateau La Gaffeliere from Saint-Emilion is renowned for its complexity and finesse, with an enticing bouquet of red fruits, cassis, spices, and a hint of tobacco. Its delicate tannins provide a smooth finish that lingers on the palate. The perfect balance between acidity and sweetness make this wine an absolute delight to enjoy. A top-notch Bordeaux blend, Chateau La Gaffeliere has earned its place as one of the most popular wines in the world. Let your senses be delighted by this exquisite wine; it's sure to be a memorable experience!
A Little Trivia
Château La Gaffeliere is known for its unique viticulture practices which involve encouraging birds to nest in their vineyards, believing the birds can help protect grapes from the threat of pests.
History of This Wine
Chateau La Gaffeliere is a wine estate located in the Saint-Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. It was founded in the late 18th century by Jean de Pontac, who purchased the land and built the chateau. The estate has been passed down through generations of the Pontac family, and is currently owned by brothers Jean-Luc and Olivier Thienpont.
The vineyards of Chateau La Gaffeliere are planted with Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The wines produced here are known for their elegance and finesse, as well as their ability to age gracefully.
Notable vintage years include 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016. In 2000, Chateau La Gaffeliere was awarded a perfect score of 100 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. In 2009 it was awarded 93 points from Wine Spectator magazine. In 2015 it was awarded 95 points from James Suckling's Wine Spectator magazine.
In 2016 Chateau La Gaffeliere achieved its highest ever score when it was awarded 97 points from James Suckling's Wine Spectator magazine. This vintage also marked an important milestone for the estate when it became one of only four Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé estates to be given a Premier Grand Cru Classé status in 2012.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Chateau La Gaffeliere from Saint-Emilion is a full-bodied red wine with notes of blackberry, cassis, and plum. It pairs well with rich dishes such as steak, lamb chops, game meats, and roasted vegetables. It also goes nicely with hard cheeses like Comte or Manchego. For dessert, try it with dark chocolate or blue cheese and walnuts.