Château Gaby is an estate located in the Right Bank region of the Canon-Fronsac appellation in Bordeaux, France that produces some of the region’s finest Bordeaux wines. For years, the wines from this appellation have been considered an insider’s secret, but recently their quality has attracted attention around the world. Château Gaby and Château Gaby Cuvée wines are produced entirely from older vines grown on the limestone rich hills of the Gaby Estate.
The Passion of the Vine Since 1669
Château Gaby is a blend of three grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon - grown on the clayey limestone hills of the estate.
This wine is lovely in color, an intense red with bright tints. Pretty, red fruit hint on the nose and, in some vintages, black fruit too. Discretely woody which highlights the classy nature of this wine. It has a good, no-nonsense attack which moves attractively from red to black fruit. Very ripe, very elegant flavors with slightly toasted and spicy hints linger on the finish.
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling.
Awarded 90 points by Robert Parker.
Awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator.
Awarded 92 points by Decanter.
Cuvée Gaby is a blend of grapes selected from the best plots of property on the estate. The soil types are more complex, and the wine is made up of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This cuvée has a lovely deep color with bright tints. The bouquet is very elegant and multilayered with hints of spice and black and red fruit that delicately intermingle. On the palate, this wine is delicious and complex with round, silky tannins. It displays multiple layers, and is a very subtle, elegant wine.
Our 2008 vintage was awarded the #1 Bordeaux (out of 596 wines) in the Great Ranking of Bordeaux Wines.
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling.
Flanked by the Dordogne River, the picturesque hills of the satellite appellation of Canon-Fronsac boast the same characteristics as the renowned Saint-Émilion. Limestone soils with clay sub soil and natural drainage combined with perfect exposure to the sun produce favorable ripening conditions for all grape varieties. This especially includes the Cabernet Franc which is used in increasing proportions in the final blend of Château Gaby’s wines. For years, the wines from this appellation have been considered an insider’s secret, but recently their quality has attracted attention around the world.
Located just an hour’s drive east from the city of Bordeaux, Château Gaby is a jewel of the Canon-Fronsac appellation. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the vineyards, the 18th century château is a stunning representation of the area’s long history of winemaking.
The first vines were planted on Gaby’s hills in the 1600s. Today, the estate produces some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. Lovingly restored in 2006, the interior of the château reflects the beauty of Bordeaux's countryside. The view from the chateau is spectacular and considered the most beautiful panoramic viewpoint in all of Bordeaux.
Visiting Château Gaby is like taking a trip into an impressionist painting, and is a must-see if visiting the area. Gaby is available for private events as well as day visits.
A native of the historic town of Saintes just north of Bordeaux, Damien Landouar is the winemaker and estate manager for Château Gaby. For more than two decades, Damien has dedicated his career to winemaking in the Bordeaux region. Damien has a degree in agronomy and completed post-graduate studies at Vayres Rural Institute to expand his knowledge of winegrowing, oenology and the wine trade. In addition to his work with the Château Gaby estate, Damien also manages three other estates for owner Tom Sullivan including Château Auguste in Entre-deux-Mers; Château Moya, a Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux property; and Château Du Parc, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.
In the winery, the focus is on using the right technology that will pamper the grapes as whole fruit. Dry ice is preferred over Sulphur, which is kept to a minimum. Protected from oxidation and harmful bacteria, the grapes are left to develop the aromas specific to their variety. In 2014, Château Gaby embarked on a process to convert to organic agriculture. Its certification from the 2018 vintage onwards represents an important milestone in this process. The 40-acre vineyards are tended to mostly by hand, and the estate producing approximately 7,000 cases per year.
Hospitality at Gaby
Château Gaby’s team welcomes you throughout the year to discover its wines and cellar and share with you a moment of pleasure and wellness.
For 2 people
Duration: 1 hour
Tasting of one wine: Château Gaby
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