Château La Gaffelière | Thomas Soubes
Situated south of Saint-Emilion with its unique silhouette, Château La Gaffelière evokes a great wine, a 1st Great Growth since the beginning of St Emilion’s classification in 1959. The vine has been present on the lands of Château La Gaffelière since Gallo-Roman times, as demonstrated by the numerous mosaics discovered by Comte Léo de Malet Roquefort in 1969.
Their wine comes from an exceptional terroir, a “golden triangle” nestled between the hills of Châteaux Pavie and Ausone.
But a great terroir is nothing without the willingness of men. The family de Malet Roquefort has run the estate with passion for more than 3 centuries, with a single purpose: upgrading the vineyards whilst producing an amazing ageing wine.
Refusing to bend to fashion trends, the family claims a vintners’ signature, typically French, inscribed between tradition and modernity. This respect of the terroir is linked to their origins. The blend of wines from the slope and the foot of the hillside produces a nectar, which is powerful, racy and silky.