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Clos Marsalette

AOC Pessac-Léognan

Château Canon La Gaffelière

Presentation

Located in Martillac, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Clos Marsalette is jointly owned by Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu.


This vineyard sits magnificently on gravelly rises deposited aeons ago by the Garonne. Offering a great diversity the subsoil is composed of marine sediment from the Miocene and Pliocene epochs (5 to 15 million years ago) in the form of shelly sand with a bit of clay, fawn-coloured sand, and multi-coloured clay.

 

Clos Marsalette's vineyard which covers an area of 12,30 hectares (for the red wine) plus 1,30 hectares (for the white wine) is also looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir.

 

 

Bouteille

The wine

Combining balance and complexity, the white wine is fresh and elegant, whereas the red wine is round, fruity, and distinguished.

The vineyard

  • Terroir: Gravel.
  • Area under vine: 12,30 ha (red), 1,30 ha (white)
  • Grape varieties: Red : 50 % Merlot, 48 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 % Cabernet Franc - White: 65 % Sauvignon, 35 % Sémillon
  • Average age of the vines: 20 years.

Production

  • Harvesting: By hand,into small crates to avoid bruising. Sorting before and after destemming. No crushing. The grapes arrive on a conveyor belt.
  • Fermentation: Red: In temperature-controlled wooden and concrete vats. - White: In temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
  • Duration of barrel ageing: Red: In new oak barrels (50%) on fine lees, for 15 to 18 months. White: In oak barrels (30% new) and stainless steel vats on fine lees, for 6 to 9 month.
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Vintages

Bouteille millésime 2015

2015

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 08/09 and 14/09/2015
Yield
46 hl/ha
Winemaking
in stainless steel vats
Ageing
20% in stainless steel vats and 80% in oak barrels (30% new) on the lees for 8 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 12th of April 2016
Blending
65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sémillon
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2014

2014

Harvest dates
29/09 to 10/10/2014
Yield
43 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (40%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled from the 4th and 7th of July 2016
Blending
60% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2014

2014

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 11/09 and 12/09/2014
Yield
46 hl/ha
Winemaking
in stainless steel vats
Ageing
20% in stainless steel vats and 80% in oak barrels (30% new) on the lees for 9 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 4th of May 2015
Blending
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2013

2013

Harvest dates
01/10 to 10/10/2013
Yield
25 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 20 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 24th and 25th of June 2015
Blending
55% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2013

2013

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 26/09 and 27/09/2013
Yield
43 hl/ha
Winemaking
in stainless steel vats
Ageing
20% in stainless steel vats and 80% in oak barrels (30% new) on the lees for 9 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 12th of June 2014
Blending
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Sémillon
Alcoholic degree
12.5%

Bouteille millésime 2012

2012

Harvest dates
02/10 to 11/10/2012
Yield
35 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2014
Blending
35% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2012

2012

Harvest dates
19/09 to 21/09/2012
Yield
43 hl/ha
Winemaking
in stainless steel vats
Ageing
20% in stainless steel vats and 80% in oak barrels (40% new) on the lees for 9 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 10th of June 2013
Blending
57% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Sémillon
Alcoholic degree
12.5%

Bouteille millésime 2011

2011

Harvest dates
29/08 to 30/08/2011
Yield
43 hl/ha
Winemaking
in stainless steel vats
Ageing
20% in stainless steel vats and 80% in oak barrels (30% new) on the lees for 9 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2012
Blending
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Sémillon
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2011

2011

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 09/09 and 19/09/2011
Yield
42 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (40%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 10th and 11th of June 2013
Blending
40% Merlot 56% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2010

2010

Harvest dates
01/10 to 14/10/2010
Yield
34 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 26 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2012
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2009

2009

Harvest dates
28/09 to 16/10/2009
Yield
40 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 26 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 16 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in March 2011
Blending
40% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2008

2008

Harvest dates
the entire crop was picked on 2 days: 08/10 and 15/10/2008
Yield
18 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 16 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in March 2010
Blending
40% Merlot 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2007

2007

Harvest dates
20/09 to 05/10/2007
Yield
35 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (60%) on the lees for 16 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in March 2009
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2006

2006

Harvest dates
22/09 to 06/10/2006
Yield
35 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 21 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (60%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2008
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2005

2005

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 20/09 and 30/09/2005
Yield
25 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 25 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2007
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2004

2004

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 24/09 and 01/10/2004
Yield
30 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 26 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2006
Blending
50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2003

2003

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 19/09 and 25/09/2003
Yield
18 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 23 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2005
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2002

2002

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 25/09 and 29/09/2002
Yield
22 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden and concrete vats for 24 days. Extraction by pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 18 months
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2004
Blending
45% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%