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The vineyard is located at the gates of the town of Saint-Émilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). In the 19th century, it was called La Gaffelière-Boitard (Canon-Boitard), after its owner M. Boitard de la Poterie. In 1953, the estate was acquired by Pierre Meyrat, who was mayor of Saint-Émilion for several years. After his death (1969), the château was bought by the Graf Neipperg family in 1971. The La Mondotte vineyard was also acquired at the same time. Count Stephan von Neipperg, who also owns the Clos de L'Oratoire, has been in charge since 1985. In 2012, the estate was highly classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé B. The vineyards cover 19.5 hectares and are planted with Merlot (55%), Cabernet Franc (40%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The long-lasting red wine is matured for 15 to 20 months in 80 to 100% new barriques. The second wine is called "Les Hauts de Canon La Gaffelière".

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