cognac-one | Château La Gaffelière 2010 – 1er Grand Cru Classé
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Château La Gaffelière 2010 – 1er Grand Cru Classé

Impressive levels of red, blue and black fruits as well as some toasty oak and crushed rock. The acidity in this vintage provide freshness and precision. Plenty of tannin, so give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 95 Points by The Wine Advocate

WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt

APPELLATION  Bordeaux

GRAPE VARIETIES  80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

TERROIR  Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands.

CULTURE & VINIFICATION  Each plot is worked individually to extract the best expression of its terroir. Gentle pumping over and punching down pace the alcoholic fermentation. Then some lots are barreled for the malolactic fermentation, while the others remain in tanks for this process.

AGING  14 to 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.

ALCOHOL CONTENT  14%