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La Mondotte

Premier Grand Cru Classé / AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Canon La Gaffelière

Presentation

La Mondotte's 4.5-hectares of vines grow on the clay-limestone plateau east of Saint-Emilion. This small gem of a vineyard has all the natural attributes of a Premier Grand Cru Classé.

The terroir consists of very silty clay overlaying a rocky subsoil. This shallow, meagre soil induces excellent water regulation and is propitious to deep rooting. Fine natural drainage combined with outstanding sunshine make for early and complete ripening. The grapes, especially Merlot, are picked under ideal conditions every year.

Dating from the 19th century, La Mondotte has been certified organic since 2014.

 

 

Bouteille

The wine

The quality of La Mondotte's clay and the age of the vines (60 years on average) result in a wine that is profoundly marked by its terroir. It is silky, powerful, incomparably elegant, and has enormous minerality.

 

The vineyard

  • Terroir: Clay-limestone
  • Area under vine: 4,5 ha (9,9 acres)
  • Grape varieties: 75 % Merlot, 25 % Cabernet Franc
  • Average age of the vines: 60 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: In temperature-controlled wooden vats for 28-35 days depending on the vintage. Extraction by pneumatic “pigeage” (punching down the cap).
  • Malolactic fermentation and ageing: In new oak barrels (100%) on fine lees. Fining and filtering as necessary, depending on the vintage.
  • Duration of barrel ageing: 18 months in average.
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Vintages

Bouteille millésime 2014

2014

First vintage Organic Certified by FR-BIO-10.

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days : 27/09 and 10/10/2014
Yield
18 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 38 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 17 months. No fining
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 14th of June 2016
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2013

2013

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days : 01/10 and 09/10/2013
Yield
8 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 28 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 9th of June 2015
Blending
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2012

2012

Harvest dates
09/10 to 18/10/2012
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 35 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 20th of June 2014
Blending
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2011

2011

Harvest dates
the entire crop was picked on 2 days: 21/09 and 26/09/2011
Yield
18 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 30 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 17 months. No fining
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 21st of June 2013
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2010

2010

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 16/10 and 22/10/2010
Yield
20 hl / ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 35 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 19 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2012
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
15%

Bouteille millésime 2009

2009

Harvest dates
the entire crop was picked on 2 days: 60/10 and 13/10/2009
Yield
17 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 35 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2011
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14.5%

Bouteille millésime 2008

2008

Harvest dates
the entire crop was picked on 3 days:
Yield
15 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 17 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2010
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2007

2007

Harvest dates
the entire crop was picked on 2 days: 11/10, and 15/10/2007
Yield
25 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 17 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2009
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2006

2006

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 02/10, and 04/10/2006
Yield
30 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2008
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2005

2005

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 3 days: 30/09, 01/10, and 11/10/2005
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 35 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in Mai 2007
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14.5%

Bouteille millésime 2004

2004

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 3 days: 09/10, 13/10, and 20/10/2004
Yield
30 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2006
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2003

2003

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 18/09 and 27/09/2003
Yield
15 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 25 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2005
Blending
75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14.5%

Bouteille millésime 2002

2002

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 1 day: 03/10/2002
Yield
10 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 24 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2004
Blending
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2001

2001

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 05/10 and 08/10/2001
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 27 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2003
Blending
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2000

2000

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 30/09 and 03/10/2000
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 30 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2002
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 1999

1999

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 1 day: 03/10/1999
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 28 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2001
Blending
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 1998

1998

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 03/10 and 05/10/1998
Yield
20 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 28 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 2000
Blending
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 1997

1997

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 28/09 and 05/10/1997
Yield
18 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 28 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in June 1999
Blending
90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 1996

1996

Harvest dates
The entire crop was picked on 2 days: 07/10 and 08/10/1996
Yield
21 hl/ha
Winemaking
in wooden vats for 35 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 24 months. No fining or filtering
Bottling
Château-bottled in November 1998
Blending
100% Merlot
Alcoholic degree
13.5%