Wine "Clos de L'Oratoire", 2008
The wine is dark purple, almost black color.
Taste wine rich, full-bodied, fleshy, has good structure and persistent, elegant finish.
The wine has a delicate flavor with hints of plums, ripe cherries, hints of earth, tobacco and coffee.
The wine will be the perfect pair of dishes of meat, game and mature cheeses, deli meats, lamb and rabbit.
"Clos de L'Oratoire", 2008 - attractive red wine with a delicate fruity aroma, rich and full-bodied taste and exquisite persistent aftertaste. The wine is made from Merlot grapes assemblyazha, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in vineyards in St. Emilion. Age of vines is about 40 years. 2008 harvest was severely damaged by hail and storm, so the grape harvest was low. But this did not prevent him gain sweets, roundness and complexity in flavor. After fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees for 18 months in oak barrels, 80% of which were new.
Old family owner of "Les Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg" - Count Stephan von Neypperg - leads his line from the nobility of the Holy Roman Empire. Its representatives were famous generals and diplomats, and on the XII century - and winemakers, founded in Württemberg winery "Le Comte von Neipperg", covering 30 villages. In 1971, Joseph-Hubert von Neypperg decided to invest in the famous Bordeaux vineyards. He immediately bought four plots in the region of Saint-Emilion: Canon La Gaffeliere, La Mondotte, Clos de l'Oratoire and Chateau Peyreau. More than ten years, until 1983, these lands were not exploited and were under the supervision of a manager.
In 1983, Earl offered one of their eight children - Stefan von Neyppergu - to take over the leadership of Canon La Gaffele. Stefan was then 26 years old, he had a lot of experience in the field of economics, management and agronomy, acquired in Germany, Paris and Montpellier, and most importantly - his shoulders were eight centuries the family tradition of winemaking. Scrabble, enjoys history and classical music, the young man went to meet this exceptional terroir. Stephen, who is known as a dynamic person with strong character, delved into all aspects of winemaking, from production to processing and aging in the cellars, from marketing to global sales. He was moving in the right direction, based on the rich potential of their land and looking to the future.
Since 1991, Stephen, to organize the work in the canon of La Gaffele, draws its efforts on Clos de l'Oratoire and Chateau Peyreau. In 1992, he decides to go beyond the region and, together with two partners becomes Clos Marsalette in Pessac Leognan, and in 1998 - Chateau d'Aiguilhe in the Cotes de Castillon. Each terroir Stefan is with great love and understanding of differences between them. All work carried out in the vineyards using biodynamic methods and approach to winemaking is based on the flexibility to achieve the best expression of each terroir, variety and vintage.